The Cemeteries of Roman Cirencester

Thursday 31/01/13 00:00

An Evening Lecture by Neil Holbrook Cirencester has some of the best cemeteries in Roman Britain, and analysis of the finds and skeletons provide vivid insights into the lives and beliefs of people living in the town almost 2,000 years ago.
The Cemeteries of Roman Cirencester - An Evening Lecture by Neil Holbrook Thursday 31st January at 7pm Neil Holbrook, Chief Executive of Cotswold Archaeology, will talk on the cemeteries of Roman Cirencester, and in particular the new light that has been shed by the recent excavations at the Bridges Motors site. Cirencester has some of the best cemeteries in Roman Britain, and analysis of the finds and skeletons provide vivid insights into the lives and beliefs of people living in the town almost 2,000 years ago. It is also now becoming clear just how much we still have to learn, and that innovative scientific techniques hold considerable potential to reveal aspects of past lives that were simply unthinkable a couple of decades ago. The talk will be a lively investigation into the former inhabitants of Cirencester, and how modern archaeology can still make startling new discoveries Tickets cost £5.65 or £5 to season ticket holders. All lectures are from 7- 8.30pm (this includes time for questions). Finish times may vary. Contact details: Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX Tel: 01285 655611 Email: museums@cotswold.gov.uk Website: http://www.coriniummuseum.cotswold.gov.uk