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Romans and Natives in Central Britain

A one day conference at the Devonshire Institute, Grassington BD23 5AA on Saturday 29th October 2016.

This event is being jointly arranged by the YAHS Roman Antiquities Section, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust.

Recent large projects, many funded by developers, have highlighted a growing interest in the frontier lands on either side of Hadrian’s Wall, an area that can loosely be called Central Britain. The focus of this geographical region is arguably centred on territory that came to be associated with the Brigantes, but a gulf still exists between the historical and archaeological evidence. From landscape studies and excavation to scientific artefact analysis, a range of papers at this conference will consider the evidence for interaction between native groups and Roman conquerors in and around this central zone.

John Cruse,
YAHS Yorkshire Quern Survey
Regionality in the querns of Central Britain
Mike Haken,
Roman Roads Research Group
The northern road network
Fraser Hunter,
National Museum of Scotland
Roman – Native interactions
Sonia O’Connor,
Bradford University
Artefact analysis: bone spoons
Sue Stallibrass,
Liverpool University
Animal products: supply and demand
Richard Tipping,
Stirling University
Environmental impact in Central Britain
Dave Went,
Historic England
Investigating a Roman period landscape
Tony Wilmott,
Historic England
Roman impact around Hadrian’s Wall
Pete Wilson,
Rarey Archaeology
Roman impact behind the Wall

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To book a place please send this form with your payment to Roger Martlew, Chapel Beck, Kettlewell, BD23 5RL. Please make cheques payable to Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust.