Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting 2017 Verulamium and the Romano-British South East Friday 21st April 2017

The 2017 RFG Spring Meeting was based in St Albans on Friday April 21st, kindly hosted by the Verulamium Museum. The RFG would very much like to thank all those involved with arranging this event.

The conference comprised three sessions of papers with seven talks covering various aspects of finds from Verulamium and the Romano – British Southeast and is an excellent opportunity to hear about recent finds and research in this region, abstracts below. A quick-fire session entitled ‘Small Finds, Short Papers’ including three ten minute talks took place. Previous RFG meetings in Newcastle, York and Reading were oversubscribed so early booking was strongly advised. The cost of the meeting was £18 for fully paid up RFG members, £15 for students and £22 for non-members, and included access to all conference sessions, finds and poster viewings, as well as refreshments at the break and a visit to the Museum during the lunch break.

The Roman Finds Group Spring Conference Organising Committee

The Roman Finds Group Spring Conference 2017 Verulamium and the Romano-British South East Conference Schedule

Friday 21st April

10.00 Registration (with tea and coffee)

10.30 Welcome

Session 1 – Verulamium and surrounds

10.40 Verulamium Revealed: recent geophysical surveys of the Roman town Kris Lockyear

11.10 How Hertfordshire joined the Roman Empire Isobel Thompson

11.40 The Sandridge hoard David Thorold

12.10 Finds from sacred places in the landscape around the Romano-British town at Baldock, Hertfordshire Gill Burleigh

12.40 AGM - Lunch

Session 2 – the Romano-British Southeast

14.10 ‘The Wight Stuff’: Assessing the potential of late Iron Age and Roman period PAS data from the Isle of Wight Stephanie Smith

14.40 The Beginning of the End of Roman Britain – Probably…? But the End…? Probably Not…the Story of a Byzantine Coin Simon West

15.10 A New Spin on Roman Slingshot from Britain John H Reid

15.40 Tea, coffee and biscuits

Session 3 - Small Finds, Short Papers

16.10 Priestly regalia in Roman south-east Britain. Biographies of use and depositional practices Alessandra Esposito

16.20 Putting faces to names Frances McIntosh

16.30 Grave goods and ritual deposition from The Goodmans Care Home and Epsom College sites, Ewell, Surrey Chris Faine

16.45 Closing remarks and departure


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