Category Archives: Upcoming Event

Thursday 23rd May 2019 – Marlow Lecture: Sutton Hoo

Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow

Sutton Hoo

by Jennifer Foster

Jennifer will report on the archaeology of the most important and exciting burial of the Anglo- Saxon period : that of Sutton Hoo. She will par- ticularly examine the pre-War excavation, recent analyses of the finds and the ship that were found in the grave. Who was buried at Sutton Hoo? Jen- nifer will also touch on the rest of the cemetery, excavated in more recent times.

This is a joint talk with MAS organised by AIM

8.00 p.m in the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow, SL7 1DD

AIM & MAS Members £3.00, non-members £4.50
Free parking at the adjacent car park after 7.00p.m.

For details of AIM’s other activities and how you can join, either log on to our website, www.archaeologyinmarlow.org.uk, or contact:

Thursday 25th April 2019 – Marlow Lecture: London Mithraeum

Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow

London Mithraeum: a new home for the Temple of Mithras

by Louise Fowler, Archaeologist and Post-Excavation Manager at MOLA

In 1954, the discovery of a well-preserved Roman temple dedicated to the god Mithras, on a London building site, provoked a national debate about whether it was right for archaeological remains to be sacrificed for development.

Following a public outcry, the site owners agreed to dismantle the remains of the temple and reconstruct them on a site nearby. Recently, rede- velopment by new owners Bloomberg provided an opportunity to return the temple to the site of its discovery, as part of an innovative new public dis- play.

Louise will talk about the MOLA’s (Museum of London Archaeology) work with Bloomberg and the team of exhibition designers, architects, engineers, stonema- sons and artists who have brought the site’s fascinating past to life.

Image: Reconstructed painted plaster walls dating to about 180 AD, Verulamium Museum, St Albans

8.00 p.m in the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow, SL7 1DD

AIM & MAS Members £3.00, non-members £4.50
Free parking at the adjacent car park after 7.00p.m.

For details of AIM’s other activities and how you can join, either log on to our website, www.archaeologyinmarlow.org.uk, or contact:

22nd March to 30th June 2019: Excavations at Highwood

Invitation from South Oxfordshire Archaeology Group (SOAG)

High Wood MMXIX – the exploration continues

Come and help with our continuing excavations of a mysterious Roman site in woodland at High Wood, Harpsden, on the Phillimore Estate. Excavations will resume on 22nd March, 2019 and volunteers are required now!

There is plenty to do for everyone, with or without experience, from digging to pottery washing and finds sorting, and all equipment is provided. This year we will focus on extending our knowledge of the walls and rooms found previously, and fixing the size of the whole site (still 2 more corners to go!).

The project is being run by the South Oxfordshire Archaeological Group (SOAG). Digging sessions will run every other (long) weekend, Fri-Tue, from March until the end of June.

You are welcome to come along for just one day, the whole season or whenever you can.

For more information or to sign up please email:
highwood@soagarch.org.uk
Stephanie Pollard (Admin.) 07833 600449
or Alan Hall (Dig Director) 07807 534701

Opens January 24th 2018 – West Berkshire Museum: Hoards

West Berkshire Museum

Special Exhibition: Hoards

Bringing together for the first time, over 11 hoards from all over West Berkshire.  A chance to see buried treasure from prehistory to the medieval period, ranging from a hoard of Bronze Age Axes, Iron Age hoards of gold coins, Roman hoards of hundreds of coins, to a hoard of coins of Charles I and James I.  Explore the history of each hoard, find out how they were found, and consider why they were hidden and never retrieved.

Entry to West Berkshire Museum is free but donations are most welcomed.
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 10am -4pm

Image: The Crow Down Hoard, Acquired 2006

More info here

Special Exhibition: Hoards