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Event start: 7 October , 2022 09:00

Event end: 8 October , 2022 13:30

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Roman Finds Group
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1st century AD dog-headed relief cavalry harness fitting, found in Lincoln. Image copyright Christopher Carswell, Allen Archaeology.

Archaeology Conference

The 2022 Autumn Meeting was be held online on the zoom platform. 20 papers and four ‘gallery tours’ .

Conference Programme

Day One: Friday 7th October 2022

Session One
Chair and Welcome: Frances McIntosh (English Heritage/RFG)

  • 09.00     Dr David Petts (University of Durham): The Artefactual Evidence for Roman Christianity on the Northern Frontier: Vindolanda and beyond.
  • 09.25     Barbara Birley (Vindolanda Trust): Recent Finds from Vindolanda.
  • 09.50     Richard Brickstock (Independent Researcher): Severus to Constantine: the ‘Crisis of Empire’, viewed through the coinage of Vindolanda, Housesteads and Corbridge.
  • 10.15     Keynote Talk: Dr Sally Cottam (Independent Researcher): ‘Footprints on the Sands of Time’: Jennifer Price and the glass of Hadrian’s Wall and its Hinterland.
  • 10.40     Coffee Break

Session Two
Chair: Barbara Birley (Vindolanda Trust/RFG)

  • 11.00      Dr John Reid (Trimontium Trust): Webcam tour of Trimontium Museum.
  • 11.15      Dr John Reid: Stone Projectiles from the Wall: contexts and concepts.
  • 11.45      Andrew Parkin (Great North Museum): The Roman Britain in Colour Project
  • 12.10      Dr Louisa Campbell (University of Glasgow): Tracking Trajectories: Projecting Polychromy and Epigraphic Practice on Relief Sculptures from Rome to the Scottish Renaissance
  • 12.35      Session end and Lunch

Session Three
Chair: Nicola Hembrey (Historic England/RFG)

  • 13.30       Andrew Parkin: Webcam tour of Great North Museum, Newcastle.
  • 13.45       Katie Mountain (SANT member/Pre Construct Archaeology): The collections of The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • 14.10       Dr Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle University): Exploration into glass bangle and glass working crafts in the Roman frontier zone of Britain.
  • 14.35       Dr Sarah Paynter (Historic England): Discovering indigenous colouring techniques in glass bangles (co-authored paper).
  • 15.00       Eniko Hudak (Newcastle University): Zoomorphic Mortaria from Piercebridge and parallels in Britain and on the Continent.
  • 15.15       Coffee Break

Session Four
Chair: Katie Mountain (Pre-Construct Archaeology/RFG)

  • 15.35      Frances McIntosh (English Heritage): Webcam tour of Corbridge Museum.
  • 15.50      Frances McIntosh (English Heritage: Casino at Coria; gaming pieces at Corbridge.
  • 16.15      Lorena Hitchens (Newcastle University): Dodecahedra from Corbridge, South Shields and Newcastle.
  • 16.40      Catherine Teitz (Stanfield University): The Corbridge Finds Project: Computational Approaches to Legacy Data.
  • 17.05      Session end
Day Two: Saturday 8th October 2022

Session Five
Chair: Dr Stephen Greep (RFG)

  • 09.30       Lindsay Allason-Jones (Hon Fellow, Newcastle University): Roman Newcastle and Benwell: an exercise in comparing sculpture.
  • 09.55       Dr Rob Collins (Newcastle University): Finds from Recent excavations at Corbridge.
  • 10.20       Alex Croom (Arbeia Roman Fort): Web Cam tour of the Museum at South Shields Fort.
  • 10.45       Alex Croom: Finds from the Chesters Bridge Abutment.
  • 11.10       Coffee Break

Session Six
Chair: Dr Denise Allen (RFG)

  • Dr Thomas Derrick (University of Leicester): Consuming unguentaria in north-eastern England under the Romans.
  • 11.55       Richard Carlton (Newcastle University and The Archaeological Practice): Finds from recent excavations at High Rochester Roman fort and Rattenraw enclosure, Redesdale.
  • 12.20        Andrew Agate (FLO for Northumberland and Tyneside) and Benjamin Westwood (FLO for County Durham, Darlington and Teesside): Recent Roman finds from Northeast England, the view from the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
  • 13.00      CONCLUSIONS AND END:  Dr Stephen Greep, Chairman RFG
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