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Beyond the isolated farmstead - relationships between households and settlements in the Iron Age: A research seminar

Iron Age

‘Almost every family living solely by its own means sooner or later discovers it has not the means to live’ (M Sahlins, Stone Age Economics)


Despite this observation, the notion that many Iron Age settlements were self-sufficient farmsteads remains pervasive in Britain. Using three recent OA excavations in East Anglia, Essex and the Upper Thames Valley, this seminar will explore some of the ways in which Iron Age households and settlements were related to each other, and how social relationships beyond the household were constructed in the Iron Age.

There will be the opportunity to submit your own questions to the panel during the seminar.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 30th September 4.30–6.30pm. 

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