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Lectures 2016/17

During the winter months, the Society holds a series of lectures at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN. 

Each lecture begins at 7.30pm with an admission charge of £3 for members (on display of a current BACAS membership card), and £5 for the general public. 

Thursday 9th March 2017

Dr David Roberts                       'Recent Roman Discoveries in Wiltshire'

Dr David Roberts is interested in exploring relationships between people and landscapes in the Later Iron Age, Roman and Early Medieval periods, particularly in Britain and France. As an Archaeologist for Historic England (HE) his recent work locally has included leading excavations in the Stonehenge WHS on several sites, managing HE involvement in the Vale of Pewsey field school with the University of Reading, and co-directing the PASt Landscapes project, a major research collaboration between the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and various institutions.

Combining landscape research and major excavations in Wiltshire during 2015 and 2016 the PASt project investigated the large and recently publicised "Deverill" Roman Villa and has since found a nationally important new Roman Temple. Dr Roberts will discuss finds at these sites and put them into context within the local area.