Roman Finds Group Meeting at RAC 11/TRAC 24

27th–30th March 2014

Roman Finds Group joined the Study Group for Roman Pottery in sponsoring a session at the Roman Archaeology Conference at the University of Reading. Our session was titled Roman Metal Small Finds in Context:

Ellen Swift – Design, function and everyday social practices: a case study on Roman spoons

Emma Durham – Metropolitan styling. The figurines from London and Colchester

Michael Marshall, Natasha Powers , Sadie Watson – ‘Treasure’, ‘trash’ and taphonomy: Approaches to the excavation and interpretation of Roman finds from the Walbrook valley

Martin Pitts – First generation urban communities: comparing ceramic and brooch assemblages in Roman Britain

Tatiana Ivleva – What’s in the name? ‘Britishness’ of British-made brooches abroad

Hella Eckardt – Immigrant soldiers at Hollow Banks Quarry, Scorton? New work on crossbow brooches, burial rites and isotopes

There were many other sessions of interest to members of the group including:

  • Insularity and Identity in the Roman Mediterranean
  • Small Finds and Ancient Social Practices
  • Return to the Sauce: new investigations concerning amphorae and their contexts
  • ‘Deposits Full of Character’
  • Clay and Cult: Roman terracottas and their production and use in domestic, religious and funerary contexts
  • Continuity and Change – the impact of foodways on provincial pottery traditions

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