Feb 27, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
|Where||Friends of Peterhouse Theatre, Peterhouse|
|Contact Name||Sara Harrop|
All welcome but please send notice of attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org
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This talk will be followed by a reception in the Lubbock Room, Peterhouse.
Capital Considerations: Winchester and the birth of urban archaeology.
‘The ancient capital of England’: what does this popular description of Winchester mean? Archaeological excavations in Winchester in 1961-71 evolved the concept of ‘urban archaeology’ -- a discipline studying a town’s development from its origins to the present, using all available sources from documents, archaeology, and the natural sciences. Three -- perhaps four -- periods emerged when Winchester was exceptional. Why was this, how was each stage significant, and did any deserve the traditional description of ‘capital’?