2018 HDAG events to look forward to


20 May - date and time to be confirmed soon

A walk with prehistorian David Dunkin, visiting some local prehistoric sights around Church Hill, Findon



Events organised by other societies

Saturday 24th February

Surrey Archaeological Symposium

Venue: Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE

A Late Saxon cemetery and the Origins of Godalming - Rob Poulton

Tegulae and terracottas: excavations on the former site of the Tudor Palace of Brandon House - Rebecca Haslam

A Romano-British site in Chilworth - Emma Corke

A Study of Country House Services at Polesden Lacey - Hugh Baker, Tony Cox & Michael Herbert

New investigations at a recently discovered Upper Palaeolithic site in Guildford - Nick Barton & Alison Roberts

Looking at heathland barrows - David Graham

Recent Iron Age settlement discoveries in Surrey - Wayne Weller

The northern Weald in the Iron Age and early Romano-British periods: recent evidence from sites near Horley and Horsham - Andy Margetts & Tom Munnery

Tickets £12 from https://www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk/content/annual-symposium-book- online or from Tel/Fax: 01483 532454 or e-mail: [email protected] (link sends e-mail)



9 March, 19:30

Stonehenge and New Discoveries - Mike Parker Pearson

Organised by Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society, at the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF

Mike began working in the Stonehenge Riverside Project in 2004. Over the years this work evolved into two further projects – ‘Feeding Stonehenge’ and ‘the Stones of Stonehenge’. His current work is in West Wales, where the Stonehenge’s bluestones were quarried.

BHAS members have free entry, non-members £3.


15 March 7-8.30pm

On the track of Neanderthals in Jersey: The Ice Age Island Project - Dr Matt Pope FSA, MCIfA

Being helld at the Fulton Building Lecture Theatre A, University of Sussex, Falmer. Organised by University of Sussex Archaeological Society in association with the Sussex Archaeological Society

In this lecture Matt considers how the record of Jersey unlocks the wider region of the English Channel and how its palaeolandscape, which we have named La Manche, provided both opportunities and challenges to Neanderthal and early modern human groups occupying it.

All are welcome: entrance charges: US students: free; US staff and Members of the USAS and SAS archaeological societies: £2; others: £3.


17 March

Sussex Archaeology Symposium

The King’s Church, Lewes.

How many Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British buildings at Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint? -- Simon Stevens

Pots, pits and a motel: the excavation of a small but significant Early Neolithic site at

Peacehaven -- Jon Baczkowski

A Sussex enigma: recent excavations at Belle Tout, Eastbourne -- Greg Chuter & Chris Greatorex

Land organisation in Late Prehistory: cross ridge dykes on the South Downs -- Judie English

The new Ancient History Education Centre for the Ouse Valley and Newhaven Fort -- Matt Edwards & Andy Gammon

Roman baths, seeds and early pot: new discoveries at Plumpton -- David Rudling

Bridge Farm: fact and fantasy! An update on the present and speculations on the past -- David Millum & Rob Wallace

A world of summer and autumn: the early Medieval Weald and signs of continuity -- Andy Margetts

Correlation and confusion: some recent work at Bishopstone tidemills -- Luke Barber

WWII archaeology on the South Downs  -- Peter Hibbs

Organised by Sussex School of Archaeology

Tickets at £40 per head (to include lunch) from https://sussexarchaeology.org/copy-of-events-2017 or 01323 811785


12 April 2018

Holleyman Lecture 2018

University of Sussex BN1 9RH Brighton

19:00–21:00

Join Mark Gardiner (University of Lincoln) for a talk entitled
"From Sussex to Shetland: the archaeology of medieval coastal transport and trade".
Navigation, exchange and value in trading markets in the Middle Ages.
The hour long lecture will be followed with a wine reception.
Tickets £10 (£8 for Friends of Sussex School of Archaeology)
Booking form available on the website at www.sussexarchaeology.org or email [email protected]



25th May – 28th October
 Roman Dead
Museum of London Docklands
In 2017 a rare Roman sarcophagus was excavated from Harper Road in Southwark; a site that archaeological research has shown was part of a large Roman cemetery. This remarkable discovery will be on display for the first time in a major new exhibition, Roman Dead, which opens on 25th May 2018. This new exhibition will investigate the cemeteries of ancient London, examining the discoveries that were made there and their context within today’s modern cityscape. www.museumoflondon.org.uk

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