Study Group for Roman Pottery

Chichester Conference 2009

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Conference - Chichester - Fri 3rd - Sun 5th July 2009

The 2009 SGRP conference will take place on the weekend of July Fri 3rd- Sun 5th in Chichester, West Sussex. We will be staying at the University College Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus. Lectures will be held in a large modern room on the same campus. The venue is within walking distance from the centre of historic Chichester. The conference will open at 2.00 pm on Friday to and close at 1.00pm on Sunday.

All are invited to attend the conference including non-SGRP members (although encouragement to join the group may be applied during the weekend!) Non-residential and day attendance is also possible. All those involved in the archaeology of Chichester, West Sussex and the study of Roman pottery are welcome and are encouraged to offer short talks on your work and research in the area.

Anyone wishing to offer a paper, display pottery or bring a poster display of recent research is encouraged to contact the conference organisers. Equally requests to see particular assemblages from the Fishbourne Palace and Chichester archives are welcome.


Friday 3rd July

Afternoon session
Chair: David Bird
2.40 - 3.05 Roman Chichester James Kenny, Chichester District Archaeologist
3.05 - 3.30 From Commius to Togidubnus, Fishbourne/Chichester Environs James Manley, SAS President
3.30 - 3.55 Pottery during the Iron Age Transition in Chichester Area Gordon Haydon
3.55 - 4.20 Tea & Coffee Break
4.20 - 4.45 Recent Excavations at Shippams Site, Chichester Joanna Taylor PCA Site Director
4.45 - 5.10 Roman Pottery from the Shippams Site, Chichester Malcolm Lyne
5.10 - 5.45 A recently discovered LIA warrior burial grave at North Bersted, West Sussex Andy Taylor, TVAS with overview of pottery by Malcolm Lyne
5.45 - 6.00 Dinner in Main Dinner Hall
7.30 to late SGRP conference retrospective with drinks

Saturday 4th July

Morning session
Chair: Roberta Tomber
9.05 9.30 Mural crowned head-pots from Surrey & Sussex Joanna Bird
9.30 - 9.50 An Assemblage from Bow Bells House Amy Thorpe
9.55 - 10.20 Roman and Indigenous Interaction in the North: The Ceramic Evidence Louisa Hammersley, Glasgow University
10.20 - 11.10 Exports from Iberia: Amphora production & distribution from the periphal region of Lusitania between the 1st & 5th Centuries AD Andrew Souter, University of Nottingham
11.10 - 11.35 The Social Life of Amphorae Steve Willis, University of Kent
11.35 - 1.00 AGM (SGRP Members only)

Afternoon session:
1.45 Coach departs to Fishbourne Palace
2.00 Arrive at Fishbourne Palace and split into two groups for tour of Collections Discovery
Centre and view of Chichester Pottery
2.30 Orientation and update of recent discoveries at Fishbourne Palace and opportunity to
explore newly presented remains and displays
3.30 - 3.55 Tea served in the Fishbourne Cafe
4.00 Coach departs Fishbourne to return to Chichester for guided walk of Roman City Walls with James Kenny
6.30 Dinner at the Ship Hotel

SGRP Members arriving at Fishbourne Palace July 2009

Sunday 6th July

Morning session
Chair: Rob Perrin
9.05 - 9.30 The Trashing of the Savernake Pottery Site Phil Jones, Surrey County Archaeology Unit
9.30 - 9.55 Experimental Kiln Firing with Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Beryl Hines
9.55 - 10.20 Roman Food Days & Projects Chris Lydamore, Harlow Museum
10.20 - 10.45 Publishing the Pottery of Pontibus Phil Jones, Surrey County Archaeology Unit
10.45 - 11.10 Rehydroxylation Dating: A new method for the archaeological dating of fired ceramics
Dr Moira Wilson & Dr Margaret Carter, University of Manchester
11.10 - 11.35 Tea & Coffee Break
Chair: Steve Willis
11.35 - 12.00 Copying the typesetter: investigating the accuracy of samian imitations: Edward Biddulph
12.00 - 12.25 The Samian Database at Mainz demonstration Geoff Dannell
12.25 - 12.45 Samian Survey Project:
Gwladys Monteil, University of Nottingham & Louise Rayner Archaeology South-East, UCL
12.45 - 1.00 The Samian Working Group - Up and Running Edward Biddulph, Oxford Archaeology

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