Roman history


The archaeological complex at Calstock With Dr Chris Smart, University of Exeter

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30

A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

In this talk Dr Chris Smart, University of Exeter, will uncover the findings of The Bere Ferrers archaeological project, which investigates the development of the royal silver mines on the Devon bank of the Tamar between 1292 and the mid 16th Century.

This illustrated talk will introduce the audience to the rather chance discovery of a Roman auxiliary fort on the hill above Calstock, where it held a dominant position over the lower Tamar Valley. It will outline the key structural features of the...