The People of Roman Cirencester and the Cotswolds

Thursday 30/01/14 00:00

Archaeology is about people – what the remains left behind by past generations can tell us about former lives. This talk will look at the lives of people of Roman Cirencester and the Cotswolds.
An evening lecture by Neil Holbrook Thursday 30th January, 7- 8.30pm Archaeology is about people – what the remains left behind by past generations can tell us about former lives. This talk will look at the lives of people of Roman Cirencester and the Cotswolds. In some cases we can learn something about the people from inscriptions – usually tombstones - but for the vast majority it is just their physical remains – their bodies – which are left. I will discuss where did the people come from; what kind of lives did they have; and how long could they expect to live? What was in like to live in a society where there were younger people than older ones, something which seems alien to us in modern times. Neil Holbrook is Chief Executive of Cotswold Archaeology. He gained a first class honours degree in archaeology from Newcastle University in 1984 before starting work in professional archaeology and has acquired over 25 years experience in the field. Cost: £5.65 per person or £5 for season ticket holders. Booking essential. Contact details: Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX Tel: 01285 655611
http://www.coriniummuseum.org