The Archaeology of Lincolnshire

Ref: C3679849

The course will look at the Lincolnshire region using the following headings: - The Land - Solid and Drift Geology (coastal marsh, chalk wold, clay vale, limestone heath, river vale, Axholme fenland and the fens); - Early Prehistory - Paleolithic and Mesolithic settlers (flints); - Neolithic - new peoples, animals and crops, long Barrows (Skendleby); - Bronze Age - immigrants, metals, beakers and round barrows; - Iron Age - settled communities and regional kingdom formation (Dragonby settlement, Celtic coins); - Roman invasion, creation of a province, Romanisation (government, taxation, coinage and the market economy (Kirmington Fort, Lincoln Colonia, Hibaldstow Town); - The end of Roman Britain - villas (Winterton, Sudbrooke, Wroxby, Horkstow, Norton Disney). All the above will be covered in informal, slide-illustrated lecture-style presentations at which discussion will be encouraged. The tutor may be able to provide some artefacts for class familiarisation and examination.

Course aim

The course aims to introduce students to the archaeology of Lincolnshire. Using as much local evidence as possible, the prehistoric and historic periods will be covered to give an overview of the county's surviving archaeology and artefacts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe how the physical geography of the county has affected human settlement in the past.
  • Explain the mechanism of Neolithic agricultural arrivals in Lincolnshire.
  • Locate where copper metallurgy originated and how it arrived in Lincolnshire.
  • Show why we believe a native aristocracy precipitated a regional polity.
  • Outline the reasons for the Roman occupation of Britain and of Lincolnshire in particular.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Bring an open mind, and a notebook and pencil.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Archaeology of Lincolnshire


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