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The 3rd Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond

Professor Martin Biddle CBE, FBA, (Hertford College, Oxford and Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge) - Capital Considerations: Winchester and the birth of urban archaeology
When Feb 27, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Friends of Peterhouse Theatre, Peterhouse
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Attendees All welcome but please send notice of attendance to holly.ashcroft@pet.cam.ac.uk
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This talk will be followed by a reception in the Lubbock Room, Peterhouse.

 

Abstract:

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’?

 

                             3rd Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond

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