Many other organisations in and around Sussex hold events that are open to all. A list of those we have been given details of is below – just click on the title to find out more. Please do not try to book any of these through the Society, as we will not be able to help. Details of whom to contact should be in the information provided by the organisers.
Archaeological Illustration: Pottery
Workshop, Sat 27 January 2018, 10am-4pm.
The Rottingdean Whiteway Centre in partnership with the Sussex School of Archaeology will be holding a Study Day for those wishing to learn how to draw pots or pot sherds in pencil using traditional archaeological conventions. The tutor will be Jane Russell MA who was Senior Illustrator at Archaeology South-East for many years. The course is suitable for all abilities. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided through the day, and you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch or to obtain lunch in the village. Venue: The Whiteway Centre, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, Sussex, BN2 7HB. Fee: £25. For further information see: www.sussexarchaeology.org. To book please email MikeGregory@rwc.org.uk OR phone 07913 753493.
The Sussex Archaeology Symposium 2018: Sat 17 March 2018
This symposium will provide illustrated accounts of recent archaeological fieldwork and research in Sussex. 10am-5pm. Kings Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. Tickets: £40 (to include breaktime refreshments and a buffet lunch) or £35 for Friends of the Sussex School of Archaeology. Confirmed speakers so far include Greg Chuter, Chris Greatorex, Simon Stevens, Jon Baczkowski, David Millum, Rob Wallace, David Rudling, Matt Edwards, Andy Gammon, and Peter Hibbs, covering excavations at Plumpton Roman villa, Belle Tout, Hurstpierpoint, Peacehaven, and Bridge Farm, and aspects of the archaeology of the Ouse Valley and the South Downs.
The Holleyman Archaeology Lecture 2018: Thursday 12 April 2018
From Sussex to Shetland: the archaeology of medieval coastal transport and trade by Dr Mark Gardiner, University of Lincoln.
Thursday 12 April 2018
Sussex University: Lecture Theatre (tbc), Falmer.
How did sailors find their way around the coasts of Britain in the later Middle Ages? Newly discovered seafarers’ manuals or ‘rutters’ are beginning to give fresh insights into the changes which took place between 1200 and 1500 in the methods of navigation. Closely connected with this is a better understanding of how voyages were organized. With the increasing use of the magnetic compass, ships no longer needed to travel along the coast, but could set a course on the open sea for places over the horizon. Voyages ceased to be a series of coastal hops from shore-based overnight camps, but continued night and day. While the archaeological remains of ports have been studied for many years, the more elusive archaeology of coastal travel and trade is still little investigated. The remains of trading sites, fishing centres and victualling ports along the coast of Britain from Sussex northwards to Shetland are considered in this presentation.
This talk will be followed by a wine reception. Entrance by ticket: US students and staff, Members/Friends of SSA, SAS and USAS: £8; others: £10.To book please see: www.sussexarchaeology.org
The Archaeology of Sardinia, 15-22 May
An 8-day (7-night) Archaeological Study Tour to Sardinia. Dates: Tuesday 15th –Tuesday 22nd May 2018. Departure from Gatwick Airport. Tour Leader: Dr David Rudling, FSA. This multi-period tour is being run by Baxter Hoare Travel in association with the Sussex School of Archaeology. It will involve visits to: the Neolithic ziggurat style temple and altar at Monte d’Accoddi, the pre-Nuragic rock-cut tombs of Anghelu Ruju (3500-1800 BC), the famous Nuragic complex of Su Nuraxi (XV century BC – a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Nuragic site of Santu Antine, the Nuragic sanctuary and sacred well at Santa Cristina, several towers at Nuraghe Palmavera, the beautiful city of Nora (Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman remains), the Roman temple of Antas, San Salvatore di Sinis (a IV century AD church), the Roman bridge at Porto Torres, Trajan’s Roman baths at Fordongianus, Alghero and Cagliari. Tour price (halfboard )per person: £1599 (£400 deposit) based on two sharing). For bookings: please telephone 0207 407 5492 OR see further details and booking form.
Roman Holland and Germany, 28 August-4 September
If you like the Roman period, join me on this tour to view the impact of Rome in Holland and Germany. Baxter Hoare Travel Ltd in association with the Sussex School of Archaeology is offering a coach tour from Brighton to see some of the key Roman-period sites and antiquities in Holland and Germany. The National Museum of Antiquities, the DOMunder and the Castllum Museum (Utrecht), Museum Het Valkhof (Nijmegen) and the Thermen [baths] Museum (Heerlen). Sites to be visited in Germany include: Xanten (Archaeological Park), the Romano-Germanic museums at Cologne and at Mainz, Kastell Zugmantel [Limes frontier defences], Saalburg [fort with reconstructions], the Temple of Isis (Mainz), Porta Nigra [gateway], Kaiser Thermen [baths], amphitheatre, Constantine’s basilica and Museum (all at Trier), and Villa Borg (Saarland). The Tour Leader will be myself – Dr David Rudling, FSA, MCIfA. The tour fees include transportation, accommodation (half-board), the services of the tour leader and local guides, and entrance charges. Fees: £1399 pp if sharing a room; otherwise £1698 pp. For more information and a booking form please see www.sussexarchaeology.org. OR contact Ian Cutts at Baxter Hoare Travel +44(0)20 74035566.