The events organised by Neville Haskins this year continued the very high standard set previously.
Our series of talks began with an excellent address by Dr Stuart Needham, visiting Research Fellow at Reading University, on the round barrows of the Early Bronze Age (around 2500 to 1500 BC). Dr Miles Russell of Bournemouth University spoke in May on the relationship of Fishbourne and Chichester with wider Roman Britain. In June Fergus Milton, a director of Butser Ancient Farm, gave us an overview of its history and objectives in preparation for the Friends’ highly enjoyable visit there on 16 August. (Click on the names to read their presentations.) Finally, Dr Matt Pope FSA, Senior Research and Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, followed up his talk to us last year about Ice Age Sussex with a look forward to the effects of the next ice age and how inhabitants of this area might act to survive it. Fascinating - but scary!
This year’s excursion was a visit to Butser Ancient Farm at Clanfield at the invitation of the Friends of Butser. You can see what a splendid and informative day we had there in our latest (October) newsletter.