Posted on behalf of Dr Peter Carrington:
Roman North-West England: Hinterland or 'Indian Country'?
Council for British Archaeology North West Regional Group Autumn Conference, Saturday 18 October 2008
At: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.
Was the Roman north-west a region occupied by forts and small industrial settlements surviving in cultural isolation from an unchanged rural population that rejected 'romanisation'? Or were all sectors of society remodelled and integrated into an economy that supported the army? Why do many settlements in the region seem to decline in the third century, at a time when those in Yorkshire were flourishing?
A recent spate of fieldwork and publication allows these questions to be explored for the first time, if not definitively answered.
This conference continues topics opened up by the CBA NW publications 'Living on the Edge: Models, Methods and Marginality' and the 'Archaeological Research Framework for North-West England'.
Speakers include Mike Nevell (Director, UMAU), Sue Stallibrass (EH Science Advisor for NW England), Peter Iles (Lancashire County Archaeologist), Simon Esmonde-Cleary (Birmingham University), Peter Webster (Cardiff University) and Frances McIntosh (PAS Finds Liaison Officer, National Museums Liverpool).
CBA members £7.00; non-members £10.00, including membership of CBA North-West (regional group only) until April 2009; lunch (optional) £5.50.
Go to: http://www.britarch.ac.uk/cbanw/ to download a booking form or phone the CBA NW Treasurer on (01254) 619803.
Archaeologist (Roman finds)
Chester City Council
27 Grosvenor Street
Tel (01244) 402023
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