Our next talk will be held on Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 at 7pm on Zoom. This event will be recorded.
Bookings for this event on Zoom will be made available on Eventbrite.
The talk, entitled “Eboracum to York”, will be given by Karen Adams.
Karen is an archaeologist and historian who grew up in York and became very interested in the history of that city. She started working in archaeology on an excavation in York in the mid 1980’s, and her archaeological work has allowed her to excavate sites of many different periods, from Iron Age to modern, discovering items left behind by the people who lived and worked in those areas generations ago.Discover how the city of York has developed from its Roman origins to the present day.The Romans established a fortress on an area of land between two rivers, the Foss and Ouse. It would have originally been built in timber, to be later replaced by a stronger more permanent stone structure. A civilian area (Colonia) was built on the opposite bank of the River Ouse, and although little of the fortress and colonia survives above ground today, archaeology has provided the opportunity to take a glimpse at how people lived and worked during this period of the city’s history.This presentation also guides you through the consecutive periods (Saxon, Viking, Norman etc) through to the present day. Looking at the archaeological discoveries and the hidden secrets still to be found amongst the buildings.
- FREE members
- £3 non-members