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Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research

The conference was a great success.  Many thanks to everyone who attended and helped.  I will leave this page up for information until we start organising the next one!  We aim to publish this conference as we did with the first.  The first proceedings are available from the University of Hertfordshire Press.



The second “Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research” conference will be held on November 26th 2016 in Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin.  Doors open at 9am.  The programme is as follows:

9.20 Andrew Fitzpatrick and Colin Haselgrove Searching for Julius Caesar
9.50 Isobel Thompson New clues to the conquest: how Hertfordshire entered the Roman Empire
10.20 Michelle Statton Personal adornment in the late Iron Age and Roman periods in Hertfordshire
10.50 tea
11.10 Emily Esche, Clare Lewis, Kris Lockyear and Tony Rook Lower Rivers Field
11.40 Chris Green Puddingstone querns from Hertfordshire and elsewhere
12.10 Karin and David Kaye Roman Ware: A River-Crossing Settlement
12.40 lunch
1.40 Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews Odd pots and foreigners: forgetting Romanitas, becoming Angelcynn
2.10 Gil Burleigh 118+ Tons of History: results from community test pitting and other fieldwork in Pirton
2.40 Murray Andrews Coins, commerce, and Christianity: money in late medieval Hertfordshire
3.10 tea
3.30 Mike Smith The medieval manor of Wheathampstead
4.00 Kris Lockyear and Ellen Shlasko Surveying Verulamium

Tickets are £15 (£12 for WAS members) which includes morning and afternoon tea, but not lunch.  Please send a cheque payable to the Welwyn Archaeological Society with a stamped addressed envelope to Kris Lockyear, 3 Lamer Park, Lamer Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8RJ.

There will be tables available for local archaeological or historical societies to have small displays and/or sell publications.  We only ask that those manning the stalls have tickets to the conference.  Please email Kris on

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