The Anglo-Saxon Agricultural Revolution and the Making of Medieval England

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The Sedgeford Excavations

The English landscape was transformed in 'the long 8th century' - the age of Charlemagne. Kings parcelled up the land into great estates, and secular and ecclesiastical lords created new farming regimes based on large villages, heavy plough-teams, and specialised production. The Sedgeford excavations are at the cutting-edge of academic research into this formative period. Work is currently focused on a unique, industrial-scale complex of malthouses.

Dr Neil Faulkner FSA founded the Sedgeford Project 25 years ago. He remains the excavation director today, and he will be the Andante guide lecturer throughout the visit.

This will mean unique access to the archaeological process on one of the most important Anglo-Saxon research projects in Britain. Participants will be taken into the main excavation trench for close-up views of features under excavation, and will also have the opportunity to handle pottery, animal bone, human remains, and small finds. Neil will deliver two in-depth talks – to be hosted in Sedgeford’s medieval church – to provide essential context for understanding the remains.

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Dr Neil Faulkner

Guide Lecturer

Dr Neil Faulkner is a Research Fellow at Bristol University and a specialist in Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and First World War archaeology. He is involved in fieldwork projects in Norfolk, Jordan, and Slovenia.

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Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Guided by Price Availability
24 July 2020 AXAS200724 24 July 2020 (Friday) Dr Neil Faulkner £130
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