The talk will discuss the recent excavation of a previously unsuspected Roman villa in the northern suburbs of Bristol. In addition to the exciting results of the dig itself, the talk will examine how the new site adds to our understanding of the Roman period as a whole in southern Gloucestershire.
Neil Holbrook is Chief Executive of Cotswold Archaeology, a national archaeological charity based in Cirencester. Neil is a specialist in the Roman period, and has been involved in numerous projects investigating sites of various periods over much of England and Wales. For the last 10 years he has been co-director of the Roman Rural Settlement Project with Prof Michael Fulford of Reading University, a transformational review of the Romano-British countryside