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LAMAS 59th Annual Conference of London Archaeologists

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This year’s conference takes place on Saturday, 25th March 2022 from 11am to 5pm, via zoom.

The morning sessions are, as usual, dedicated to a series of papers covering recent major excavations, including two PCA sites:

Fine dining, quarrying, and manufacturing. Medieval and later landuse beyond Aldgate

by Dougie Killock

Roman London West of the Walbrook: Preliminary interpretations on recent excavations between Coleman Street and Moorgate.

by Ireneo Grosso


Click here for further details and a programme of the day’s talks.

Current Archaeology Live! 2023 – featuring our discovery of Turret 3a

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In the summer of 2021 our Durham office was lucky enough to discover Hadrian’s Wall in urban Tyneside. Excitingly, we found Turret 3a, perhaps the largest yet discovered, and the northern defensive ditch and six berm obstacle pits. Scott Vance will present our findings at the forthcoming Current Archaeology Live! conference, which will be held at UCL Institute of Education in London on 25 February. 

Tickets are selling fast but are still available through the Current Archaeology website:


Urban Tyneside sounds like the last place to uncover surviving elements of Hadrian’s Wall, however what it lacks in picturesque beauty, it more than makes up for in opportunities for archaeological investigations due to intensive modern development. This makes the extreme eastern sector of the wall one of the most dynamic and interesting sections along the whole frontier. Our investigation demonstrates that significant remains relating to the wall can and do survive within the more built-up areas of urban Tyneside. The discovery of Turret 3a also indicates that local factors were allowed to influence the positioning of structures along the wall. The exact positioning of milecastles and turrets within the Newcastle to Wallsend section has always been unclear, with the structures not appearing to follow the assumed spacing. Measurements suggest that Turret 3a should be some way to the south-west of its actual location, which is on a hill with a commanding view over the valley. Interestingly, this shows that strategic interests had outweighed the original spacing scheme during the construction of the wall.

Scott is currently writing an article about Turret 3a which will be published in Current Archaeology in due course; in the meantime you can read more about our discovery here:

Cambridge Antiquarian Society Spring Conference

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When: Saturday March 18th 2023

Where: Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 1AA

Cost: £10 at door (members, diggers, students)

£15 for non-members (all the more reason to join!)


The forthcoming CAS conference will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Sir Cyril Fox’s The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region, covering themes and archaeology relevant to our day-to-day work in the region.

It will be a great opportunity for newer staff to catch up on the last 100 years and start thinking about the century to come!

Click here for further information and to download the programme of events