East Dorset Antiquarian Society Online

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Worth Matravers Archaeological Excavation Conference Saturday 1 December 2018

1.30 to 5.30 (doors open 1.00pm)Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR

5,600 years of occupation revealed at Worth Matravers
Neolithic enclosure dug by the first farmers
Important midden site used for “festivals“ during the transition from Bronze Age to Iron Age
Iron Age round house and substantial pits
Roman barn
Post-Roman cemetery with remains of 26 people, with triple and double burials
This site is of regional and national importance

The speakers include: Lilian Ladle (Bournemouth University & EDAS), Professor David Hinton (Southampton University), Professor Niall Sharples (Cardiff University) and Dr Clare Randall (Context One Archaeology) see full programme overleaf. The event will launch the book which details the amazing and sometimes unexpected results from the excavations at a small housing development on the north edge of the Purbeck village of Worth Matravers.

Please note: “Multi-period Occupation at Football Field, Worth Matravers, Dorset: Excavations 2006 to 2011“ is published as a BAR Monograph and will be on sale with a special 25% discounted price of £39.75 (cash or cheques only) Free admission (donations welcome)
Event Programme


The East Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS), which is a registered charity, is an amateur society which is actively engaged in all aspects of archaeology and historical research.
In 2013 we celebrated 30 years of community archaeology and currently have around 240 members. Please click on the menu to view details of our Society

To contact us please send an email to: mail at (replace 'at' with @ sign) dorset-archaeology.org.uk

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