Thursday 20th September 2018 – Marlow Lecture: Boxford Mosaic

Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow

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

Members of AIM/MAS £3, visitors £4.50
8pm Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD
For details of AIM’s other activities and how you can join, either log on to our website, www.archaeologyinmarlow.org.uk, or contact: John Laker, 9 Spinfield Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2JT. Tel: 01628 481792