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Lecture, Wed 20 Sep 2017


Diane Horsfield



32 Main Street,
Melton Mowbray,
LE14 3DT


Today, standing in Leicester’s West End amongst the Victorian terracing, the old factories and the student bars, it is hard to imagine that only 150 years ago this was still largely open countryside. Look closely, however, and clues to the area’s past are recorded in the street names – Roman Street, Saxon Street, labels that remember discoveries made by workmen in the 1890’s of skeletons buried in the vicinity with Roman and Anglo-Saxon artefacts.
In “Buried between Road and River”, Mathew Morris of University of Leicester Archaeological Services will reveal how the recent excavation of eighty-three Roman skeletons at Western Road is revealing exciting new insights into the diverse lives of the people living in Leicester over 1,600 years, including rare evidence of a late Roman soldier.
Mathew graduated from the University of Leicester in 2003 with a BA in Archaeology and an MA in Landscape Studies. Since graduating Mathew has worked for archaeological units and museums in Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire, excavating a wide range of rural and urban archaeology from the prehistoric period to the Industrial Revolution. Since 2004 he has worked for ULAS where he has participated in a series of major urban excavations.

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Wed 20 Sep 2017 19:30 to 22:00


Tickets £2 pay on door

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Wed 20 Sep "Buried between Road and River"



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