‘Finding the Roman Army: Metal-detecting and the military in Roman Lincolnshire’
20 May 2016
Join Dr Adam Daubney for this archaeological Lunchtime Lecture
The Roman province of Britannia was one of the most heavily militarised parts of the Roman Empire. Forts, inscriptions, and documentary evidence give us important insights into times of political unrest, peace, and the movement of soldiers. But, what about small-finds? In the last 10 years over 20,000 Roman objects have been reported by metal-detectorists searching Lincolnshire fields. Do they tell us anything about the Roman army? Can we spot evidence of soldiers through the things now being found in the plough soil?
Dr Adam Daubney is the Finds Liaison Officer for Lincolnshire. Click here to find out more about the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
This talk is part of our ongoing 'Lunchtime Lectures' series. It will be held in the auditorium at The Collection, starting at 12.30 and lasting for approximately 30 minutes.
Tickets cost £3 per person, available from the museum reception desk.