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Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls: the baths, temples, villages and fields outside the forts on Hadrian's Wall: recent work

Wall Quest Community Archaeology and the Arbeia Society Conference

Saturday 15 November 2014

Customs House, South Shields


10.00 - 10.20   COFFEE

10.20 - 10.30   Introduction

10.30 - 11.30  Nick Hodgson (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums)Background to what vici are and community archaeology discoveries about the settlements outside the Wall forts on Tyneside

11.30 - 12.15  Sue Stallibrass(English Heritage Science Adviser for NW England): Fields, farming and supply mechanisms outside Roman forts 

12.15 - 12.45  Andrew Birley(Vindolanda Trust): The vicus at Vindolanda 40 years on

12.45 - 2.00   LUNCH

2.00 - 2.30  Paul Bidwell (Head of Archaeology, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums 1983-2013): The Branch Wall and the Hadrianic monument at Wallsend

2.30 - 3.15  David Mason(Durham County Council): Binchester fort, baths and vicus, excavations 2009-14

3.15 - 3.40   TEA

3.40 - 4.10  Prof. David Breeze(Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Historic Scotland 1989-2005; author of Hadrian’s Wall): The abandonment of extramural settlements and the establishment of markets in forts: coincidence or connection?

4.10 - 4.40  Lindsay Allason-Jones(Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University): Finds from a typical vicus: Housesteads versus the rest of the world

4.40 - 5.00   Discussion and Close

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