White Peak, Dark Landscape: an ongoing study of the impact lead production had on the formation of the militarised and rural landscapes of the Roman Peak District

In this online lecture, University of Sheffield PhD candidate David Inglis tells us about recent work being undertaken, by the university, in the Roman Peak District. The title - White Peak, Dark Landscape - is reflective of our current knowledge of the Roman lead industry within the Peak District. While we understand that the Roman administration exploited the lead rakes of the carboniferous limestone, where and how this exploitation occurred is, at present, a matter for debate. This study merges archival and artefactual records with community-based archaeological fieldwork and computer modelling to assist in elucidating our understanding of the Roman occupation of the Peak District.

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Festival of Archaeology