Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Leslie Grinsell Memorial Lecture: The Three Hundred Year Dig: discovering Aqua Sulis

On Wednesday February 9, 2022
Peter Davenport

The lecture will begin at 7.30 p.m.

Since the early 18th century, excavations have been carried out in Roman Bath.  At first these rare and archaeological finds were made by chance.  From the 1860s increasingly professional methods employed.  From the laying bare of the baths in the last decades of the 19th century until the 1950s, interest accelerated, professionals and amateurs collaborated and there was never a decade in which some new discovery was not made.  From the 1990s to the present there has some sort of archaeological investigation almost every year.  Investigation continues adding still more chapters to the ‘Three Hundred Year Dig’.