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Festival of Archaeology

Rothley Archaeology Festival 2010

This event took place on Saturday 31st July 2010 at the Old School Rooms, Rothley and 147 people joined us to hear about the Archaeology of Rothley.

Part of the display

The Festival of Archaeology ran from the 17th July to the 31st August 2010 and Leicestershire was one of the most active counties in supporting the Council of British Archaeology's (CBA) Festival of British Archaeology. This event in Rothley, organised by the Rothley Heritage Trust, was part of this Festival.

Pottery dug up in Rothley kindly loaned by Leicestershire County Council Barrow Resources Centre

What has Rothley to show at this event?

Neolithic Circa 3500-2000BC

Temple Grange Site and Brickyard Farm Site

Bronze Age Circa 2000-600BC

Rothley Lodge Farm Site

Iron Age Circa 600-100BC

Temple Grange Site

Roman Circa 100BC-AD410

Rothley Station Site and The Grange Site

Anglo-Saxon Circa 410-1066AD

Rothley Station Site and The Grange Site

Medieval Circa 1066-1485AD

Rothley Court Hotel Site and Parish Church

Two presentations were made with the first by Gavin Speed of Leicester University with hot news from the Temple Grange site (old allotments on the A6) and then by Lynden Cooper also of Leicester University presenting the dig at Lodge Farm with its beer drinking pottery and the meaning of stone balls in a ritual context.

The Rothley Plaque (Lynden Cooper)

Tim Upson-Smith from Northamptonshire Archaeology was there with a display of local archaeology. Tim was one of the speakers at The Rothley Colloquium held in March 2010.

The Anglo Saxons were there!

A replica of the fabulous helmet from the Sutton Hoo Burial

An event organised by the Rothley Heritage Trust