The Boxford Mosaic: a unique discovery and its wider context
by Dr Steve Clark
Since 2012 the Roman Boxford project has been investigating three Roman sites near the village of Boxford in West Berk-
shire. One site has proved to be the largest known Roman villa yet found in Berkshire, another is a substantial Roman farmstead with Iron Age origins. The third site was a modest villa which contained a remarkable figurative mosaic with inscriptions and many elements thought to be unique amongst Romano-British decorated floors. It has been described as the most exciting mosaic discovery made in Britain in the last fifty years.
This talk will examine the mosaic and other new discoveries from Roman Boxford and attempt to place them in their wider context.
Dr Steve Clark is the Co-Project Leader of the project for the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group, which has been conducting this research at Boxford with its partners Cotswold Archaeology and the Boxford History Project
This is a joint talk with MAS organised by AIM