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Life and Death in a Roman Villa: the Story of Yewden in the Hambleden valley

7th February, 2017 Dr Jill Eyers
Following amazing discoveries during a project undertaken during 2008 to 2011 in the Hambleden Valley in Bucks, this talk shows what was happening n Roman Britain and how we know. It shows Hambleden as it was, the finds of an excavation and field survey and explains what life was like. And for the ‘death’? I will explain what happened to the 97 dead babies and the adult bodies found in the well. The lecturer was a professional geologist who undertook research projects within the UK (Bucks, Berks, Oxfordshire, Cumbria, Norfolk) as well as abroad (Brazil, Northern Spain, Turkey and the Grenadines). More recently (from 2006) she works as an archaeologist (Director of Chiltern Archaeology). Archaeology projects include the Roman villas at Hambleden in Bucks, Bisham Abbey, Iron Age sites, and Saxons and others at Monks Risborough. Dr Eyers has been a lecturer for the Open University since 1987 and regularly lectures for other universities, as well as being a publisher of geological guides in the Rocks Afoot series and archaeological books.

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