EXCAVATING PITT-RIVERS: Material from Caesars Camp University Centre Folkestone Thursday 21st February 2013, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
The Town Unearthed project invite you to a drinks reception followed by a talk by Dr. Dan Hicks Lecturer in the School of Archaeology and Curator of Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, who will be giving a talk on the site, its finds and Pitt-River's work there.
Castle Hill or Caesars camp is a well-loved and familiar feature of the Folkestone landscape and has long been a source of fascination to antiquarians, historians and archaeologists. Excavated by Augustus Pitt-Rivers in 1878 - ably assisted by Sappers from Shornecliffe Barracks Castle Hill is claimed as the first scientific excavation of a medieval site in Britain; despite the local name of Caesars Camp there is little evidence of Roman occupation but more recent studies suggest it may be an even older site, dating back to the early pre-history.
For catering purposes it would be helpful to know how many people are attending. Please RSVP by clicking this link to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th February 2013.