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RFG 30th Anniversary Meeting 20th and 21st October 2017 at Salisbury Museum

This year the Roman Finds Group is 30 years old. To celebrate, we’ve organised our 2017 Autumn Meeting in Salisbury, where there will be a special reception. [Nicola Hembrey: 12th May 2017 10:47:00]

The metallurgy of our portable heritage

The metallurgy of our portable heritage study day is being held on Saturday the 17th June, 2017 at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London [NH: 14th Jan 2017 20:23:00]

Call For Papers for Autumn RFG Meeting at Salisbury Museum on 20th-21st October 2017

The theme will be ‘Finds from Southern and South-western Britain’. This is call for papers of around 20 minutes in length. [RFG: 4th Jan 2017 20:05:00]

An Introduction to Archaeological Illustration - Saturday March 4 and Sunday 5th 2017

This weekend workshop covers aspects and techniques of archaeological illustration under the personal tuition of Mark Hoyle BA(hon);P.G.C.E.;MAAIS; MIfA. The course will look at general techniques and methods of accurately recording small finds including pottery illustration, metal objects, bone, and leatherwork. There will be a selection of objects from the excavations at Vindolanda to handle and draw over the duration of the course. An archaeological drawing starter pack to use and keep will be provided. [NH: 7th Nov 2016 15:45:00]

Roman Rural Settlement Project - Feedback Needed and Meeting on 14th September 2016

Members of the project team and others have produced a series of short papers concerning various aspects of methodological approaches which cover a variety of topics, including one on finds, which can now be viewed and downloaded at http://www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk/methodology-study/. We are keen to get responses to the papers, and have provided an opportunity for written comments on the papers to be submitted by email. [NH: 12th Jul 2016 21:52:00]

Fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship between the University of Kent and English Heritage

The key research question is as follows: How does the artefact assemblage of small finds from Roman Richborough contribute to our understanding of the military site, its occupants, and the wider nature of the Roman military in the NW provinces of the empire? There is scope to develop the project according to the student’s particular interests for instance by focusing on particular methodological approaches or categories of material. [RFG: 23rd Mar 2016 09:55:00]

Finds from Roman York, Brigantia and Beyond - Abstracts Published

Finds from Roman York, Brigantia and Beyond - Abstracts Published

We have now received the abstracts for our forthcoming conference. You can read them all here. [RFG: 17th Mar 2016 13:05:00]

New Grants Available From Roman Finds Group

A series of small grants are available from the Roman Finds Group to all fully paid-up members. [RFG: 24th Feb 2016 20:55:00]

Smile please! RFG to go on film

The RFG is in the process of embarking on an exciting new project designed to act as an educational aid. [NH: 5th Nov 2015 18:14:00]

MOLA are advertising for three Finds Trainee posts - Closing Date 30th September 2015

Museum of London Archaeology are advertising for three Finds Trainee posts. Closing Date 30th September 2015. [NH: 18th Sep 2015 17:01:00]

Full Details and Booking Form Available for 'Celts' Conference Autumn 2015

Full Details and Booking Form Available for 'Celts' Conference Autumn 2015

A major Later Prehistoric Finds Group & Roman Finds Group conference in collaboration with the British Museum and including entry to the temporary exhibition. Full details and booking forms are now online. [NH: 8th Jul 2015 21:22:00]

Grant to support the study of PAS finds from Cheshire

Chester Archaeological Society wishes to encourage the study and publication of objects (or groups/types of object) reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme from Cheshire and adjoining areas, to ensure that their potential contribution to the understanding of the archaeology and history of the county is realised. [NH: 29th May 2015 07:54:00]

Constitution for Roman Finds Group

Constitution for Roman Finds Group

RFG members have recently received a letter setting out options for additional future activities together with a copy of our draft constitution; comments on both are welcome. [NH: 7th Feb 2015 11:31:00]

A Review of Our October 2014 Meeting at Manchester Museum

Click here to read a review of this meeting, written by Bryan Sitch [NH: 5th Feb 2015 10:15:00]

Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies

The Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies was the foremost medium for publishing Roman military equipment. Founding editor (and member and friend of RFG) Mike Bishop’s crowdfunding campaign to revive JRMES (and the newsletter Arma) has exceeded his target; all funds will contribute to future publications. [NH: 8th Jan 2015 10:16:00]

RFG Membership of Council for British Archaeology

The RFG is proud to be an organisational member of the Council for British Archaeology. [NH: 6th Jan 2015 10:17:00]

Cheshire Archaeology Public Consultation

The future delivery of archaeology services in Cheshire is currently under review and is open to public consultation, which is being carried out by an on-line-only questionnaire. [NH: 20th Nov 2014 10:19:00]

Finds from the Roman North and Beyond

Joint Roman Finds Group and Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies Meeting Spring 2015 Roman Finds Group with the CIAS, Newcastle University Bookings are now open for the Spring 2015 Meeting [NH: 20th Nov 2014 10:18:00]

Call For Papers for #TRAC2015

Following the success of last year’s Roman Finds Group session at TRAC, we are very pleased to sponsor a session this year on ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Roman Artefacts’. [NH: 16th Oct 2014 10:20:00]

BARGAIN ROMAN MONOGRAPHS

The following Roman-period Yorkshire Archaeological Reports are now available at greatly reduced prices: [NH: 1st May 2014 10:21:00]

Roman Society Working Party Questionnaire

The Roman Society is trying to gather data on how it can better develop links with museums, local societies and schools. Please contribute your views via our online survey. Thanks! [NH: 21st Mar 2014 10:28:00]

Date For Your Diary: Manchester Meeting on 8th October 2014

A date for your diaries. We are going ahead with arrangements for an exciting meeting in Manchester in the autumn and the date is now confirmed as Wednesday 8th October, (not as given in the last Lucerna). [NH: 21st Mar 2014 10:21:00]

PhD Studentship in Archaeology | University of Reading

Project title: Tools in Roman London: industry, household practice and ritual deposition across the ancient city. [NH: 20th Mar 2014 10:30:00]

PhD Studentship in Archaeology | University of Reading

Project title: Ringing the changes: the social significance of finger-rings in Roman Britain [NH: 20th Mar 2014 10:29:00]

Vindolanda - An Introduction to Archaeological Illustration - ; 22nd - 23rd February 2014

This weekend workshop covers aspects and techniques of archaeological illustration under the personal tuition of Mark Hoyle BA(hon);P.G.C.E.;MAAIS; MIfA [NH: 6th Feb 2014 10:30:00]

Unusually large find of seals and amulets in ancient sanctuary in Turkey

Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” made an unusually large find of seals in an ancient sanctuary in Turkey. [NH: 19th Nov 2013 10:31:00]

Online Course: Pompeii and the Cities of the Roman World

Sera Baker, who attended the RFG Meeting at the British Museum this year has sent details of a new course being run online by the University of Oxford. [NH: 4th Jun 2013 10:32:00]

Conference Dates

Three dates for your diary. 27es Rencontres de l’AFAV # 9-10 novembre 2012 # Musée d'Aquitaine # Bordeaux. L’Antiquité tardive dans l’Est de la Gaule 3 - 8-10 novembre 2012. AFPMA-Association Française pour la Peinture Murale Antique : XXVIe séminaire. [NH: 31st Oct 2012 10:32:00]

Roman Altars

An altar has been discovered during recent excavations at Maryport, the first for 142 years. See the news story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19224154 [NH: 12th Aug 2012 10:33:00]

Catch our committee member Sally Worrell on ITV Secret Treasures this week!

Catch our committee member Sally Worrell on ITV Secret Treasures this week! The programme, timed to coincide with this week's Festival of British Archaeology, features the top 50 finds made by members of the British public in the last 20 years, and runs on ITV1 for several evenings, culminating in an hour-long special on Sunday 22 July. [NH: 18th Jul 2012 10:33:00]

Society of Museum Archaeologists training courses

A list of upcoming courses from the Society of Museum Archeologists. [NH: 30th Jul 2011 10:22:00]

Training opportunity

During this week-long course you will learn the basics of processing finds from archaeological excavations. Guided by nearly a dozen experienced practitioners and specialists, you will go through all the various stages from handling and packaging, to sorting and cataloguing. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:34:00]

The British Museum Study Centre

Another development which is worth saying something about is the Study Centre. This is located a short distance away from the main Museum site on New Oxford Street. The current projected date for completion is 2004 [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:27:00]

Portable Antiquities Website

The Portable Antiquities Scheme website provides information about Scheme, eg contact details for the finds liaison officers and reports on recent finds. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:27:00]

Training opportunity (July 2010)

IfA Workplace Learning Bursaries. Museum of London Archaeology will be hosting two IfA-funded opportunities for training from late summer / early autumn. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:26:00]

All change at the British Museum (2001)

On December 6th 2000 the Queen opened the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court after nearly three years of building work. The courtyard is vast, which is the first impression you get on entering, especially when you raise your eyes to Foster's domed glass roof. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:26:00]

Could you contribute to Diggers' Forum?

Over at the Diggers' Forum we're relaunching our newsletter and we are planning on including factsheets and short informative pieces on subjects that are of interest to our membership. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:25:00]

Your group needs you! (January 2011)

The RFG has been in crisis - you may have noticed the absence of meetings and a winter newsletter in 2010. Since the appeal in Lucerna 39 (September 2010), we have recruited several new committee members - thank you! [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:25:00]

Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2010 - 11

Landward Research have been commissioned by the Higher Education Academy's History, Classics and Archaeology Subject Centre and English Heritage to conduct a survey of archaeological specialists. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:24:00]

Archaeological Evidence for Glassworking - Guidelines for Best Practice

This latest edition in the English Heritage Guidelines series focuses on the identification, investigation and interpretation of glassworking evidence at sites in England from the Bronze Age until the 20th century. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:23:00]

Please help us to make the Roman Finds Group even better!

Since 1988, the RFG has been a useful forum for everyone with an interest in Roman finds. [NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:23:00]

 

Latest News

RFG 30th Anniversary Meeting 20th and 21st October 2017 at Salisbury Museum

This year the Roman Finds Group is 30 years old. To celebrate, we’ve organised our 2017 Autumn Meeting in Salisbury, where there will be a special reception.... Read More »

The metallurgy of our portable heritage

The metallurgy of our portable heritage study day is being held on Saturday the 17th June, 2017 at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London... Read More »