Saturday 14th April 2018 – BAS Day School

BAS Day School: Archaeology in Berkshire 2017

Saturday 14th April 2018 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
St Nicolas Hall, Newbury RG14 5HG


10.00-10.05 Welcome
Ann Griffin, Chairman,  Berkshire Archaeological Society

10.05-10.20 Recent work in West Berkshire
Sarah Orr, West Berkshire Historic Environment Officer

10.20-10.40 Recent discoveries in East Berkshire
Kathelen Leary, East Berkshire Archaeological Officer

10.40-11.00  COFFEE

11.00-11.20 Recent discoveries at Riding Court Farm, Datchet
John Powell, Wessex Archaeology

11.20-11.40 Roman Boxford: a farm, a villa, and a mosaic
Steve Clark, BARG

11.40-12.00 Silchester: The new temple and Nero’s brickworks
Professor M. Fulford, University of Reading 

12.00-13.15 LUNCH

13.15-13.45 Recent geological research on the Mesolithic in the Kennet Valley
Professor Martin Bell, University of Reading 

13.45-14.15 The River Thames scheme at Southlea Farm, Datchet:
non-intrusive evaluation of a multi period prehistoric site
 Gareth Davies and Philippa Puzey-Broomhead, York Archaeological Trust

14.15-14.45 TEA

14.45-15.15 Later Prehistoric and Roman settlement at Gt. Western Park, Didcot, a Multi-period site revealed
Alex Davies, Oxford Archaeology

15.15-15.45 Wallingford Winterbrook: Excavations of a multi-period site with Prehistoric and Early Saxon settlement
Carl Chapness, Oxford Archaeology

15.45-16.00  Questions and Conclusions
Ann Griffin, Chairman,  Berkshire Archaeological Society

download a pdf of the programme here

£10 payable at the door

Parking for the disabled is adjacent to the hall. Bring a packed lunch or eat out in local restaurants of pubs.

Image: Detail of the Boxford mosaic showing Hercules battling a centaur and Cupid