Hoarding Conference at the British Museum

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March 3, 2016 – A conference on ‘Hoarding and Deposition in Iron Age and Roman Britain, and Beyond’, will be taking place at the British Museum on Friday and Saturday 11th-12th March 2016, at the BP Lecture Theatre. The conference is free, but ticketed, so booking is essential.

Hoarding project

This conference arises out of the work of the Hoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain Project, a three-year joint research initiative between the British Museum and the University of Leicester, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The conference will explore the deposition and hoarding of coins and other artefacts in later prehistoric and Roman Britain and Europe, and will critically re-examine the evidence for social, economic and political instability during the third century AD.

Papers covering topics from early hoards to late antiquity

Among the many topics the papers will cover are an assessment of ‘ritual’ deposition in the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age; hoarding and social status at rural sites in the Romano-British countryside; the Piercebridge Roman river metalwork deposits; the significance of landscape in the deposition of Iron Age and Roman coin hoards; social, political and economic changes in Britain and the Continent in the 3rd century AD; Carausius, Allectus and the British Empire; and hoarding patterns and monetary change.

Additional public lecture

In addition to the main conference over two days, on the evening of Friday 11th March from 18.30 to 19.30 PM, there will also be a ticketed public lecture at the British Museum by Dr Philip de Jersey, entitled ‘Jersey, Treasure Island: discovering the world’s largest hoard of Celtic coins.’ Tickets are £5 (£3 for members and concessions). Booking for that lecture is here.

Conference details and booking can be found on the British Museum website.