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Mon, 07 Nov


UCL Institute of Archaeology

London Archaeology Forum (LAF)

Twice a year, CBA London hosts the London Archaeology Forum, an opportunity to hear about and share what has been happening in the world of London archaeology in recent months.

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London Archaeology Forum (LAF)
London Archaeology Forum (LAF)

Time & Location

07 Nov 2022, 18:00 – 21:00

UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, UK

About the event

Join CBA London in person or online for a hybrid meeting of the popular London Archaeological Forum.


The LAF is held twice a year to update the archaeological community on recent sites, finds, policies, developments, research and other topics. Presentations are short to allow time for questions and discussion. Every two years we also host the announcement of the best publication over the intervening period, and the presentation to the winning author(s).


We have three short presentations on recent work for you this autumn:


Dougie Killock of PCA will discuss Sugar making, fine dining and quarrying: Medieval and later land use beyond Aldgate, drawing on PCA’s excavation of the site for development of Arbor City Hotel.

Antonietta Lerz of MOLA provides An update on the recent archaeological excavation at Landmark Court, Southwark. Now that excavations are complete she reviews the Roman, medieval and post-medieval occupation of the remarkable site, summarises what was found and discuss questions and areas of interest now to be addressed.

Becky Haslam of AOC Archaeology presents A Tale of Two Fords? An alternative model of Roman road infrastructure in Southwark and beyond. Her fascinating research has been prompted by recent evidence of Stane Street at Harper Road and Brandon House as well as a re-examination of earlier sites. She proposes a revised view of the road system and the Stane Street/Watling Street junction, and even existence of a new road.


In addition Alison Telfer of MOLA and London Archaeologist will present the biennial London Archaeological Prize for the best publication of 2020-2021.


Note that we have a new venue for the LAF this time. We’ll be at the Institute of Archaeology in Gordon Square, where we’ll also be set up for online access for those who wish to attend via Zoom. The meeting will be finished by 7.30pm, and those present will doubtless adjourn to a local pub to continue discussions and congratulate winners of the Prize.           

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