University of Leicester eBulletin

Deviant Burials, Coastal Heritage and More at the University of Leicester

March 2002

No 65  

No Burying the Past at National Archaeology Conference

The University of Leicester and the Institute of Field Archaeologists are hosting a national conference for over 300 archaeologists next week.

A hundred speakers from all parts of the archaeological profession, including Julian Richards of BBC's Meet the Ancestors fame, will discuss issues as diverse as our coastal heritage, urban regeneration, and deviant burials in Roman Britain.

The Conference will be welcomed by Professor Sue Pearce Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University on the morning of Monday, 25 March, and ends with David Miles, Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage pointing out 'some ways ahead' for archaeological research on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th.

Peter Hinton, Director of the Institute of Field Archaeologists said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for archaeologists, both professional and amateur, to spend a few days together exchanging ideas and finding out the latest approaches to common problems.

"This year's theme of Social Inclusion is one indication of what archaeology can offer: showing how the human past affects the present and the future, and how everyone can enjoy the results of discovery. Leicester, with its vibrant social mix, is a great place for us to hold this major event in the archaeological calendar".

Contact: Patrick Clay (0116 252 2848; pnc3@le.ac.uk) Alex.Llewellyn@archaeologists.net

Members of the press are welcome to attend any sessions. Please notify us in advance, and make yourself known at the Visitors' desk)

 

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