HS2 Archaeology Conference
High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain. Before we build bridges, tunnels, tracks and stations, the largest archaeology programme ever undertaken in the UK is taking place along the line of route.
Our archaeology programme is continuing to unearth discoveries across our sites. To share information about these works and some of the exciting finds uncovered we are running a series of online archaeology events to support Birmingham Heritage Week 2020.
At our HS2 archaeology conference, experts from Wessex Archaeology will put the archaeology of HS2 in the wider context of Ancient Britain. Using videos, 3D models and reconstructions, our experts will lead you on a journey into the past to explore our latest findings and research. There are 4 webinars taking place as part of this conference.
Each session will be followed by a live Q&A with members of our expert team who’ll be able to answer all your archaeological questions.
Please note the content of these sessions may include images of human remains and discussion about causes of death.
Webinar 1: How does environmental archaeology help us learn about past landscapes? (11:00 – 11:55)
Join Wessex Archaeology’s Dr Inés López-Dóriga to discover the world of environmental archaeology. Learn about ecofacts and the evidence for food and farming in the past.
Webinar 2: Death & Burial in Ancient Britain (12:00 – 12:55)
Join Time Team member and Wessex Archaeology’s Principle Osteoarchaeologist Dr Jacqueline McKinley who will explore life and death in the past and place HS2 burials in the wider context of the archaeology of Britain.
Webinar 3: The Geoarchaeology of HS2 (13:00 – 13:55)
Join Wessex Archaeology’s Dr Alexander Brown & Andy Shaw on a journey deep underground to discover what geoarchaeology can reveal about the landscape of Britain in the past.
Webinar 4: The Finds of HS2 (14:00 – 14:55)
Join Wessex Archaeology’s Senior Archives Manager Lorraine Mepham to explore finds from the route of HS2.
Date & Time
Sat 19 Sept | 11am-2.55pm
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