Roman occupation of the Tees valley
Great Broughton Village Hall
Monday 25th June 2012 at 7.30pm
Chair of Tees Archaeology
Robin Daniels needed little introduction to his audience as many had already witnessed his lecturing
skills albeit on a different topic but mention was made of the reduction in funding to Tees Archaeology which inevitably reduces the impact of their work in this area.
Robin began by giving a timeline sketch to the Roman Occupation and the transition from an Iron Age subsistence economy to a Romano-
not of the wealthier settlements that evolved from the forts such as recent excavations at Binchester
are maybe proving. Evidence of conflict in the early 5th century and the loss of any evidence thereafter, indicates the demise of the occupation , perhaps the coastal signal stations (or were they fortlets) were defending the land behind them? Whatever the answers, there are still many questions and much evidence of the occupation still to be unearthed. Up to ten years ago there was nothing and who knows what is yet to come .....
Following a short break questions were answered and the evening concluded with the anticipation of future updates (funding permitting) of who lived, and how did they live in the Tees Valley in this period. We look forward to welcoming Robin back to find out.
A memorable evening.
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