Saturday 19th January 2019 BAS Lecture: Experimental Archaeology

Saturday 19th January 2019 BAS Lecture:

Experimental Archaeology

by Dr Jennifer Foster (UoR)

Experimental archaeology looks at all aspects and periods of archaeology, from artefacts to buildings and landscape. We ask questions of the archaeological data which are difficult to interpret from the excavated evi- dence alone, such as: how long would it take to chop down trees with a stone axe? What was this building used for?

Jennifer will be looking particularly at some experiments carried out with students at the University of Reading based on excavations of prehistoric sites. Jennifer will bring some of the artefacts created by the experiments with her to the talk.

2.00 pm for 2.30 pm at the RISC Centre, London Street, Reading RG1 4PS Google map reference


There are important changes to parking at the rear of the RISC building.

For many years RISC has been allowed by the land owners to use the car park on evenings after 6 p.m. and on weekends for free. These are the white marked spaces on the same level as but not directly behind the building. Unfortunately it has now been decided to make this a paid parking area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and a parking management company has been contracted to control it. As of now the new rules will apply; they are not entirely straightforward.

Pay-by-phone charges apply for the bays numbered 3 to 16 only, marked in WHITE. There are no cash machines. Charges apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Do not park in bays 1, 2, 17 to 22 marked in RED at any time – these spaces are rented by individuals and parking in them at any time will incur a parking charge of £100