Discovery on your Doorstep

Professor Carenza Lewis

Discovery on Your Doorstep

Venue: The Rainbow Centre, Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1TH
Friday 23rd July 2021, 7:00pm
Ticket Price: £10.00 (+ Booking Fee)
Livestream Option: £5.00

In any town or village, the ground we walk on is crammed with remains from the past that can be unearthed by anyone in a test pit excavation — right on their doorstep.

This talk will show how the finds from test pits can tell new stories and connect places like Scarborough with events as varied as the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Norman Conquest and the Black Death.

About the speaker

Professor Carenza Lewis is perhaps best known for her appearance in the popular television programme Time Team. A professor at the University of Lincoln, she combines research and teaching in archaeology, history and heritage with public engagement, with particular interests in medieval rural settlement, demography and landscape; public and community archaeology; heritage; medieval history; and childhood in the past.  She is committed to involving members of the public in the research process to the mutual benefit of individuals, communities, society, heritage and academia.