From Prehistoric, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Mediaeval
periods through to the 21st Century, Chichester city and its
countryside provide a rich variety of archaeology for the members of
the Chichester and District Archaeology Society.
NEXT TALK: 27th September - Neil Linford: ‘Over Head and Ears in Shells': recent results from the Historic England geophysics team including surveys of historic designed landscapes and gardensPLACE: New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester
The "Warblington Roman Villa Estate – an Update” exhibition opens on 11th August 2017 at Emsworth Museum. CDAS has been exploring this site for 9 years and a lot has happened since the last exhibition at Emsworth Museum two years ago.
The Warblington Roman Estate was occupied from well before the invasion until the late Roman period, much longer than Fishbourne Roman Palace for example. Detailed geophysical surveys have revealed several significant buildings across the site and CDAS has excavated a number of these including a bathhouse and an aisled barn. You may recall that recently CDAS excavated another Roman bathhouse in Priory Park, Chichester.
Further surveys and excavations will be carried out in 2017. This exhibition displays the latest Warblington results and some fascinating finds giving a picture of how the buildings were constructed and used, as well as an insight into how the Romans lived on this local site. Included in the displays is a 'Mystery Object'; ignored for most of the 2014 dig this fascinating and almost unique object was excavated on the very last day.
Ray Bolton, County Councillor for Emsworth and St Faiths, will open the exhibition at 2.30pm on Friday 11th August. The exhibition will run until 3rd September.
Emsworth Museum is open:
Admission to the Museum is free.
PS - For more details of our recent dig at Priory Park in Chichester, including an exclusive 3D interactive model of the bathhouse trench, click here.
President: David Rudkin Chairman: Ann Davies