Department of Anthropology


Iron Age Memory vs Roman Metaphor; re-reading the archaeology of a client kingdom.

Thursday 25 January 19:00 until 20:30
Fulton Building Lecture Theatre A
Speaker: Gordon Heydon
Part of the series: University of Sussex Archaeological Society Lectures

This lecture will reassess the immediate impact of imperial Rome on Hampshire and West Sussex, an area which has long been accepted as one of the major post-conquest client kingdoms in Britain. Evidence from bounded landscapes, architecture and more portable material culture, highlights a degree of continuation of Iron Age traditions, and also how these interplayed with incoming ideas and practices. The lecture will also address the Roman practice of using architecture to make metaphorical statements and suggest possible motivations behind the development of the Chichester and Fishbourne areas.
Entrance: University of Sussex students - free; US staff, USAS and SAS members - £2; others - £3.

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