CBA South-East 2018 AGM and Annual Conference 10-11-2018

CBA South-East 2018 AGM and Annual Conference:

Structured Deposits: definitions, developments and debates

Chertsey Hall, Heriot Rd, Chertsey KT16 9DR: Saturday 10th November 2018

Since its origins some thirty odd years ago, our understanding of the concept of ‘structured deposition’ has developed substantially – debates surround not only terminology and definitions, but applications in its use, resulting in a perceived tendency for over-utilization and ‘ritual’ interpretations in analysis. With recognition of such deposits ever-growing through the work of commercial units and the PAS, the contributions of critical and systematic academic attention are increasingly apparent. This day conference brings together research from the prehistoric to the medieval period, revealing new discoveries being made in southern England – and beyond – and the fascinating insights emerging from projects focussed on the processes of deposition.

Arrival, registration, and coffee   9:15

Dr Anne Sassin (CBA-SE Vice-Chair)                          10:00
Introduction to the day

Jon Cotton (Surrey Archaeological Society)              10:10
The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic

Dr Catriona Gibson (University of Reading)              10:40
Graves as Structured Deposits?
Revisiting Early Bronze Age Burial Practices in Southern Britain

Questions     11:10

Coffee          11:20

Rachel Wilkinson (University of Leicester/British Museum)  11:40
Hiding in Plain Sight? Iron Age hoards in the South East

Dr Alex Davies (Oxford Archaeology)                       12:10
Unusual Deposition on Bronze Age and
Iron Age Settlements and Hillforts in the Thames Valley

Questions   12:40

Lunch         12.50

CBA South-East Annual General Meeting                 13:30

Prof Michael Fulford (University of Reading)           14:00
Ritual Behaviour in Roman Britain

Dr Sam Moorhead (British Museum)                         14:30
The Frome Hoard and other Coin Finds – Money for the Gods?

Questions   15:00

Coffee and Posters   15:10

Dr Clifford Sofield (University of Oxford)                 15:40
Abandoned buildings, doorways, and boundaries:
Anglo-Saxon placed deposits in context

Dr Eleanor Standley (University of Oxford)              16:10
Hoards and Emotions in Later Medieval England

Questions    16:40
Close           17:00


£20.00 for CBA South-East and SyAS members (and students); £25.00 for non-members

For further details (including on student bursaries) and booking information, please visit our website at

or email the organiser, Anne Sassin,


10 November 2018 | 9:15 for 10am


Chertsey Hall, Heriot Rd, Chertsey KT16 9DR


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