Aerial Archaeology and the Roman Empire an evening lecture with Dr Robert Bewley
Thursday 23/02/12 00:00 -
This lecture will present an overview of how we know what we know of the Roman world and its frontiers from the air.
The Roman Empire stretched from the Euphrates in the east, through North Africa, and as far north as The Antonine Wall in Scotland; in Europe the limits (or Limes as the Romans referred to their boundary) were defined mainly by the Rhine and Danube rivers. Aerial Archaeology has made a massive contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the nature and extent of the Roman world and its Limes. Dr Bewley joined the Heritage Lottery Fund as Director of Operations in May 2007. Prior to this he worked as Regional Director for English Heritage in the South West, and before that as Head of Survey for English Heritage. He trained as an archaeologist (at Manchester and Cambridge Universities) and also worked for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (specialising in aerial archaeology). His research interests are in the understanding, conservation and presentation of the cultural heritage. His published works include Prehistoric Settlements (Tempus 2003) and Ancient Jordan from the Air. (with D. Kennedy) 2004. Cost: £5.50 or £5 to season ticket holders. All lectures are from 7 - 8.30pm (this includes time for questions). Finish times may vary. Booking is advisable.