A Potted History

Sunday 12 – Friday 17 July 2020

Join Hampshire Cultural Trust and Wessex Archaeology to explore how pottery has helped us better understand the impact of the Roman conquest on people’s lives. Over the course of 5 days, a new video will be released on Culture on Call.

Part 3

Early Roman Pottery

When we think about the Roman conquest of Britain, many of us think of soldiers and battles, or of lavish villas and their famous underfloor heating which replaced life in draughty round houses. Did the Roman invasion of Britain really extend to a cultural take over?

Find out with author and Finds Manager, Rachael, about what the pottery actually tells us about the new ideas, processes and fashions that arrive in Britain with the Romans, and how the local craftsmen adapted to the new power in the land.

Would you like to find out more? Look out for other instalments of ‘A Potted History’ – part of the online Festival of Archaeology, and a partnership project with Wessex Archaeology.

Do you have a question about our 'Potted History'? Email your questions to engagement@wessexarch.co.uk, and register for our live Q&A session on Friday, 17 July to hear our expert panel answer your questions. Book your place for the Q&A event HERE.


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Hampshire Cultural Trust

From museums to galleries to arts centres, we manage and support 23 attractions across the county, welcoming over 740,000 people each year. Our charitable purpose is changing lives through culture.
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