Romans in Sussex

Romans in Sussex

10-week online course, Mondays 10am-12pm. 

This course will introduce participants to aspects of the archaeology of Sussex immediately before and during the Roman period (AD 43-410). We will consider historical sources, the ‘Conquest’ of Claudius, the client kingdom of Togidubnus, the Flavian Palace at Fishbourne, the tribal civitas capital at Chichester, other nucleated settlements, roads, villas, farmsteads, field systems and farming, industry, the army, religion, burial practices and the ‘End of Roman Sussex’. These topics will be discussed from the perspectives of both the Romans and the native population.