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'The Disposal of the Dead in Iron Age, Roman and Early Saxon South-East England'
A conference organised by the Sussex School of Archaeology & History in partnership with the Roman Studies Group of the Surrey Archaeological Society
Saturday 23rd March 2024
Kings Church Hall, Lewes
9am - 5pm
Join us in-person or online
In addition to reviewing the evidence for burial practices during the Iron Age, Romano-British and early Saxon periods in South-East England (and beyond), we will also consider the fate of the “missing millions”. How were these people "disposed of"? Why were there apparently so few formal burials (cremations and inhumations) in both the Iron Age generally, and in the Romano-British countryside?
David Calow, Professor Tim Champion, Ellen Green, Professor Tony King,
Dr Sam Lucy, Dr John Pearce, Dr David Rudling,
and Dr Jake Weekes.
FREE parking for those attending the conference is available at Sackville House, Brooks Close, Lewes, BN7 2FZ
There is also a limited amount of parking available at Kings Church on a first come first served basis
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About our courses and events
During the Covid pandemic and lockdown restrictions, we developed new online offerings to add to our previous ones, such as our popular face-to-face annual Sussex Archaeology Conference which remains the main county-wide event each year for the presentation and public discussion of recent archaeological research in Sussex. We also decided to expand our remit to cover aspects of History, especially the Local History of Sussex and the South-East - hence our new expanded name of The Sussex School of Archaeology and History (SSA&H) - and our new annual history conference at Lewes in October. Our reasons for such developments are firstly the widespread public appreciation of the likes of Zoom Online Technology, and the massive gaps in our region of the provision of local courses, events and conferences for those interested in archaeology and/or local history. Our two main annual conferences are currently held at Kings Church Lewes (archaeology in March; history in October). These are now available both face-to-face and online by zoom. Attending in person at Lewes however has the advantage of meeting speakers, other networking, and being able to view stands and bookstalls run by various organisations in the region.
We are currently preparing our Spring 2024 programme of short online courses and lectures, as well as our March and October conferences. We are also hoping to offer a Study Tour to Crete for September 2024. The lectures will now include those previously run by the University of Sussex Archaeological Society (USAS) which has been taken over by the Sussex School of Archaeology and History. The March Conference, which is being run in association with the Roman Study Group of the Surrey Archaeological Society, will examine and discuss 'The Disposal of the Dead in Iron Age and Roman South-East England'.
Dr David Rudling, FSA, MCIfA, Academic Director
The Sussex School of Archaeology and History