- DURATION 1 hr
This talk takes you on a journey through York discovering the evidence for the building of a fortress in 71AD and the military presence through to 410AD. A civilian area was also built here (colonia) in the part of Britannia known as of Eboracum.
Find out how each new archaeological discovery helps us to understand more about the people who lived in this area almost 2000 years ago.
- Duration: 1 hr
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Karen
Karen Adams was born and grew up in York, her interest in the city encouraged by regular visits to the library and researching old newspapers, maps and books.
Although she had first considered becoming an architect and adding to the future landscape, her career path led to archaeology. Starting in 1986 in York, Karen would move in 2001 to the East Riding of Yorkshire, and worked as a freelance archaeologist.
In 2013 Karen became an independent archaeological contractor, continuing to work on sitesin York and the East Riding of Yorkshire, discovering evidence of the people who lived in the Iron Age period through to modern times.
Karen continues her research on the history of York, now also using the internet, and has created a website to share some of this information - https://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/
She also produces a monthly newsletter and presents a range of talks on York’s 2000 year history, as well as talks and courses on archaeology.
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