The Anglo Saxon Agricultural Revolution

1 days

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The Sedgeford Excavations

The English landscape was transformed in 'the long 8th century' - the age of Charlemagne. Kings parcelled up the land into great estates, and secular and ecclesiastical lords created new farming regimes based on large villages, heavy plough-teams, and specialised production. The Sedgeford excavations are at the cutting-edge of academic research into this formative period. Work is currently focused on a unique, industrial-scale complex of malthouses.

Dr Neil Faulkner FSA founded the Sedgeford Project 25 years ago. He remains the excavation director today, and he will be the Andante guide lecturer throughout the visit.

This will mean unique access to the archaeological process on one of the most important Anglo-Saxon research projects in Britain. Participants will be taken into the main excavation trench for close-up views of features under excavation, and will also have the opportunity to handle pottery, animal bone, human remains, and small finds. Neil will deliver two in-depth talks – to be hosted in Sedgeford’s medieval church – to provide essential context for understanding the remains.

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Meet your Experts

Dr Neil Faulkner

Guide Lecturer

Dr Neil Faulkner is an archaeologist and historian who specialises in Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Modern Conflict, and Cinema archaeology. He has carried out fieldwork in Norfolk, Jordan, Italy, Ireland, Slovenia, and Spain.

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22 July 2021 AXAS210722 22 July 2021 (Thursday) Dr Neil Faulkner £130
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2 August 2021 AXAS210802 2 August 2021 (Monday) Dr Neil Faulkner £130
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21 July 2022 AXAS220721 21 July 2022 (Thursday) Dr Neil Faulkner £130
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1 August 2022 AXAS220801 1 August 2022 (Monday) Dr Neil Faulkner £130
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