Transporting the Past into the Future: The Archaeology of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Monday 8 October 2018, 1.00PM

Speaker(s): Ruben Lopez

The quantity and richness of the remains from the excavations on the route of the new Lincoln Eastern Bypass have exceeded all expectations. The findings show that the south bank of the Witham, between Canwick and Washingborough, has seen Mesolithic and Neolithic flint working, a Bronze Age ceremonial landscape, a high-status Roman building complex, an Anglo-Saxon Christian cemetery, a monastic grange and a post-medieval farmstead. This presentation will look at the highlights among the finds and consider the importance of the site in the context of the Witham Valley and the wider region. What does the activity and occupation, spanning thousands of years, tell us about the place of the site in the movement of people and goods across and along the river and through the wider region?

Ruben Lopez, the Site Director, has worked in archaeology for nearly twenty years, in Spain and Italy and Britain. His experience of working in Lincolnshire, with Lindsey Archaeological Services and Network Archaeology, stretches back more than ten years.

Location: The Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre (K/133), King's Manor

Admission: This is part of the York Seminar series and is free to attend and open to all.

Email: ade506@york.ac.uk