Tackling Bulk Archaeology: Medieval Pottery at Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire

Down south but may be of interest!

Tackling Bulk Archaeology: Medieval Pottery at Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire

This Society for Museum Archaeology workshop consists of a series of hands-on sessions on 11 December, from 1030 to 1630, using the collection at Norton Priory to show the development of pottery in the Cheshire region from the 5th to 17th centuries. Regional pottery specialist Julie Edwards will describe the main ware types for each ceramic period and introduce themes of production, distribution and consumption. Duncan Brown will also provide a guide to the basics of pottery description and identification and examine some of the curatorial aspects of caring for and accessing medieval pottery.

The workshop is aimed at people working in museums, either in curation or education, or as volunteers, also field archaeologists and of course, students, and aims to provide a background in the identification and management of post-Roman pottery collections. It is open to anyone with an interest in the subject, who thinks they might benefit from handling and learning about pottery from the north-west of England.

Each session costs just £45 and only twelve places are available on each course, so book today!

For registration and further details contact the SMA Training Officer Rhi Smith at r.
smith@reading.ac.uk

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