The Fiskerton Causeway
04 Jun 2013
To celebrate the loan of the Witham Shield to Lincoln, this free lecture examines the Fiskerton Causeway, an internationally significant discovery
The Witham Valley is rich in archaeological sites and finds, but none have proved more fascinating or significant than the discovery in 1981 of a timber causeway at Fiskerton, near Lincoln. This causeway, probably only one of many along the River Witham, was a site of immense importance in the Iron Age as it was a place of votive deposition - where objects were placed into the waters of the river as religious offerings. Because of the conditions at the river's edge, many of these offerings have been perfectly preserved, providing us with a wonderful insight into Iron Age beliefs.
Naomi Field, now of Prospect Archaeology, was the archaeologist in charge of the excavations. In this lecture, she will talk about the discovery and excavation of the causeway and about the ongoing work to understand the ancient importance of the site.
This lecture is free and begins at 7pm in The Collection's auditorium, but booking is required. Please contact the museum to book your place.