Lewes History Group Meeting – Monday 14 March 2016, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Greg Chuter: Death, Burial & Farming on a South Downs Hillside

Greg Chuter is Assistant County Archaeologist for East Sussex and has carried out a number of archaeological investigations in the Lewes area. He will be talking about recent investigations on Malling Down above Lewes. Here evidence of human activity has been found starting over 6,000 years ago, with intensive occupation and farming activity in the Bronze Age and Roman periods.

The most exciting discovery was a mass grave containing a group of men executed in the Saxon period, who may have been captured Viking raiders. The Lewes History Group helped fund the lab analysis so at this talk Greg will give the latest scientific news on where these men may have come from.

Greg Chuter Malling excavations
Image courtesy of Greg Chuter

All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.