Cornwall Heritage Trust is hosting a Story Cafe about the Neolithic to post-Roman sites on the St Austell to A30 Link Road taking place this October.
Date: Tuesday 25th October
Location: Victory Hall, Indian Queens, Saint Columb, TR9 6PP
Expected finds based on previous work (geophysical survey and evaluation) included a number of ring-ditches and a Roman camp. However, the work revealed a much larger range of sites than expected, including an Early Neolithic longhouse, a Middle Neolithic enclosure, Late Neolithic pits, Bronze Age roundhouses and barrows, an Iron Age or early Romano-British roundhouse, a Roman fortlet (in addition to the camp), and post-Roman structures, as well as a number of early roads. The talk will give a brief summary of each site.
The talk will be led by Sean Taylor, Senior Archaeologist at Cornwall Archaeological Unit.
Sean has been a professional archaeologist for 24 years. After working for a variety of commercial archaeological organisations in the South West, he joined Cornwall Archaeological Unit in December 2000. As Senior Archaeologist, he currently manages and undertakes a wide range of projects. Major excavation projects include the Scarcewater Bronze Age to Romano-British site; Camelford School Iron Age site; the Brownie Cross; Plympton medieval tin-smelting site; the Truro Eastern District Centre Neolithic to medieval site; the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross road upgrade (Mesolithic to post-medieval) and the St Austell to A30 Link Road (Neolithic to post-Roman).
The talk is free of charge. Refreshments, including pasties, will be served.
Cornwall Heritage Trust members were given exclusive early access to book their place at the talk last week.
If you would like to book a place, we recommend doing so without delay as we expect they will go incredibly quickly. Numbers are restricted and places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please be aware that Cornwall Heritage Trust is photographing the event and may publish these photos in a variety of media and online.