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 email@example.com by 19th February 2013.
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when I first came here in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I hear it was a useful resource for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from the name of a pretend paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.