Joint Roman Gask Project and MANCENT conference
Birgitta Hoffmann and others
This conference will look at the association between the Roman army and the exploitation of mining resources. What is the evidence for the army involvement? How far was the Roman army involved? What do we know about the evidence for mining in a given area?
This conference will present the results from the Roman Gask Project survey in Glenesk and elsewhere in Scotland, and offer comparisons with other mining areas.
10.30 Arrival and Registration
11.00 – 11.15 Birgitta Hoffmann, Introduction.
Part I: The Roman Army and Mining – What were they doing and how do we know?
11.15-12.00 Birgitta Hoffmann, The Roman army and mining. An introduction to the archaeology
12.00-12.30 Claire Millington (London), Mining and the Army: Thoughts about the quality of the evidence.
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 -14.00 Mike Nevell, The Roman mining at Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Part II: Roman Mining in Scotland? – The work of the Roman Gask Project in Glenesk and beyond.
14.00-14.30 David Woolliscroft (Roman Gask Project), ‘The Flavian forts in Scotland and the role of the ore deposits.
14.30- 15.00 Coffee
15.00-15.30 Birgitta Hoffmann (The Roman Gask Project), ‘Stracathro, the Iron Age hill forts and the ores of Glenesk’
15.30-16.00 Paolo Trezzi (The Roman Gask Project), Working on the historical parallels. Glenesk mining in the historical period.
16.00-16.30 John Donovan (The Roman Gask Project), Visualising the evidence, bringing the past to a virtual life.
16.30-17.00 Conclusions and Farewell
Dayschool: Saturday, 22 September 2018 Time: 10.30am– 4.30pm.
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To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to
Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 07747 533 070