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Excavations at St Brieuc, Brittany - an Iron Age Town?

Event type : Historic Talk

Event location : St Mary's hurch, Wallingford

Event date : 12-04-2017

'Excavations at St Brieuc, Brittany - an Iron Age town?'

Tim Allen will talk at the Wallingford Historical & Archaeological Society (TWHAS) about the archaeological excavations at St Brieuc, Brittany.

Tim is Senior Project Manager at Oxford Archaeology Limited and has directed and written up archaeological excavations for OA for over 30 years. He has also directed research excavations and surveys built around public participation for the Earth Trust at Little Wittenham.

In 2009-10 Oxford Archaeology excavated a major late Iron Age settlement at Tregueux, near to St Brieuc Brittany in advance of road construction. Stretching over nearly 1km, this consisted of a defensive enclosure, an unique monumental timber courtyard building, a series of metalled roads and a very large settlement parcelled up by drainage ditches and with a series of wells along its line. This is one of very few such `agglomerated settlements', as the French describe them, in NW France, and mark the start of the emergence of towns in Brittany. It also provides an important contrast to late Iron Age settlement in Southern England.

This talk will be held on Wednesday 12th April, 7.45 for 8pm, at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford. Visitors (£4) are most welcome.


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