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Meetings at the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton at 7.30 pm with the AGM starting at the earlier time of 7pm.

Free entry for members, £3 to non-members.

 

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2018

 

Friday Oct 12th

"John Pull & the Earliest Industrial Landscape in Britain"

This talk will cover the West Sussex flint mines in West Sussex, such as Cissbury, Blackpatch, Church Hill and Tolmere, that John Pull, an amateur archaeologist, excavated and recorded what between 1922 and 1956.

 

James Sainsbury

James is employed as an Archaeologist at Worthing Museum & Director of Arun Valley Archaeology Project.

Friday Nov 9th

 

'Primitive Currencies and the Origins of Coinage'

David is an archaeologist who has spent most of his career working in Sussex, specialising in Roman rural settlement and land-use, and numismatics generally. As an undergraduate he studied anthropology - hence his interest in tribal currencies. David's talk will begin with a global review of various types of 'primitive' / tribal currencies, and then turn to the independent origins of coinage in China, India and Asia Minor.

 

Dr David Rudling

Friday Dec 7th

AGM and BHAS talks

'Return to Rocky Clump'

Peter Tolhurst

 

2019

 

Friday Jan 11th

'How Many??? Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman Buildings at Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint'

This all-too-rare archaeological investigation of a Wealden site uncovered evidence dating from the Middle Palaeolithic to the post-medieval period. Rescue excavations in advance of a housing development uncovered remains of an an agricultural settlement founded in the Bronze Age and enclosed Iron Age and Romano-British farmsteads, as well as limited evidence of earlier and later activity.

 

Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens is a Senior Archaeologist at Archaeology South-East. He has been digging holes all over Sussex for 25 years.

 

Friday Feb 8th

A Persistent Place: Excavating Ice Age archaeology on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Renewed investigation of La Cotte de St Brelade and the wider Quaternary archaeology of the island of Jersey.

 

Dr. Matt Pope

Matt is one of our regular speakers. He is a Senior Geoarchaeolist for ASE and since 2010 has helped to coordinate a multi-disciplinary team in the renewed investigation of La Cotte de St Brelade and the wider Quaternary archaeology of the island of Jersey.

 

Friday March 8th

'Bridge Farm 2018: Into the Dark Centre'

Many will have attended talks by Rob and David over recent years so this talk will concentrate on the newest results from the 2018 excavations located over the centre of the enclosed settlement area. However for those new to Bridge Farm they will set the latest results in the overall context of the last 8 years of investigations on this important 'defended' Romano-British riverside settlement that flourished for over 300 years just to north of Lewes.

 

David Millum and Rob Wallace

 

Admission Free to Member, £4 to Non-Members

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