A one day workshop of the Universities of Kent and London (King’s College)
to be held at King’s College, London on Saturday 6th June.
11.00-11.30 Luke Lavan (Kent) Reconstructing Everyday Life in Late Antiquity: Potential and Problems
11.40-12.40 Luke Lavan (Kent) Visiting the Courts in Late Antiquity: an Overview
14.00-14.40 Sebastian Rascon (Madrid) A Law Court at Complutum: a Virtual Reality Approach
14.40-15.20 Caroline Lawrence A Law Court at Ostia: Acting a ‘Roman Mysteries’ scene for the BBC
16.00-16.30 Jon Conyard (Comitatus) Dressing for Court in Late Antiquity: Experiments in Replica Reconstruction
16.30-17.00 Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck) Respondant
*Late Antique Archaeology 2009: Sat 7th March 2009*
*Late Antique Finds: Excavation and Analysis*
The study of late antique artefacts is no longer limited to silver plate and pilgrim tokens. Yet on many sites, finds are still excavated without thought for the information that they ultimately provide. Rich destruction deposits are excavated to a ‘one size fits all’ method, and finds are often studied only when digs have finished. Sadly, specialists are often kept out of trenches, despite the insights they can provide from finds into deposits actually under excavation. So do we simply collect finds?, or is there information, particular to each object type, and to late antique deposits, that needs to be recorded in order to study them properly? This meeting will examine the methods appropriate to the recovery and analysis of late antique finds, focusing especially on problems specific to the period and on new discoveries.
A joint conference of the University of Kent and King’s College, London,
to be held at the Safra lecture theatre, KCL Strand Campus, The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.
10.30 Welcome by Luke Lavan (Kent) and Tasssos Papacostas (KCL)
10.40-11.10 Steve Roskams (York) Animal Bones
11.10-11.40 TBC Textiles
11.50-12.20 Jerry Evans & Phil Mills (Leicester) Late Roman Pottery
12.20-12.50 Joanita Vroom (UEA) Early Medieval Pottery
2.00-2.30 Veerle Lawyers (KULeuven) Glass
2.30-3.00 Anthea Harris (Birmingham) Everyday Metals
3.00-3.30 John Casey (Kent) Coins
4.10-4.40 Stefan Groh (Vienna) Waste
4.40-5.10 Phil Mills (Leicester) Building Materials
5.10-5.40 James Gerrard (Pre-construct archaeology) Excavating and studying the domestic hoard from Drapers’ Gardens, City of London