Archaeological Sites of the IOM
Leader Les Cunliffe 473021 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting dates and locations vary
The aim is to encourage members to research information and visit sites. Contribution towards expenses £2 each per session classroom and field trips
In light of the ongoing Covid situation Tony and I have decided to postpone the Meeting planned for Monday.
Apologies for the late notice.
Tony will carry forward the content to the next Meeting on Monday the 29th November which will again be at St John’s Mill. I will send out a reminder nearer the time.
After three very interesting Field Trips our next session with Tony Cain is on Monday the 1st November in the Lecture Room on the First Floor at St John’s Mill.
The contribution for the room hire will be £2 each.
We start at 10am and will have a break at 11am for refreshments resuming about 11.20am and then finishing by 12.30pm latest. SJM will provide refreshments for anyone who wants to buy them at £2.
Tony has outlined below the content:
The Viking Age in the Isle of Man
"The presentation will offer a very general overview of the Viking Age settlement of the Isle of Man.
During this period the Island provided a rich heritage of archaeological evidence.
Several important excavated sites are identified and discussed within the wider Island framework.
We will consider pagan burial sites and other Viking graves. The conversion from paganism to Christianity is witnessed in the memorial stone crosses and their ornament.
The pattern of settlement is examined via the arguments for how the holding of land was structured and the evidence from the coastal promontory forts and farmsteads.
Economy, politics and trade is presented from the perspective of the finds of hoards and coinage."
I hope you can make it. There is no need to let me in advance if you are coming along.