A Potted History

Festival of Archaeology Jul 12, 2020

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 1

The Iron Age / Roman transition in Hampshire

When we look for objects to display about the Romans, we are often drawn to exceptional treasures such as weapons or jewellery. However, to understand everyday life it is much better to look at more humble objects which are equally intriguing – especially the pottery.

Hundreds of thousands of sherds have been excavated by archaeologists over the years, and are now stored for the benefit of future research. In this series, we want to put pottery into the spotlight. In five parts, we will explore what pottery can tell us about one of the most fascinating times in ancient history: the Roman conquest of Britain.

Please join us as we start our journey and set the scene at the Winchester City Museum with Collections Manager, Robin.

Would you like to find out more? Look out for the next instalment 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.


If you have enjoyed Culture on Call and you are able to make a donation, any support you can give will help us keep people connected.

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.

Great! You've successfully subscribed.
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.