Kent Archaeological Review extract

'Teach-in' at Bromley.
by T C Woodman.

The annual CKA 'teach-in' specially designed for active field archaeologists in Kent, was held in Bromley on 26th March, 1977. It was very well attended by about 80 representatives from at least 15 local groups. The morning session, ably chaired by Peter Grant, consisted of illustrated talks on recent research in chemical analysis in archaeology by Paul Craddock of the British Museum; on the use of the computer in archaeology by Peter Couldrey of the Institute of Archaeology and the Carbon 14 dating method by Ray Gierth.

The afternoon session was chaired by Mrs R Johnson with Susann Palmer as guest speaker,who described the excavations of the Roman and Saxon sites at Poverest Road, Orpington. This was followed by CKA members reporting on recent excavations or research. Brian Philp described the large and extensive multi-period site at Keston which includes an Iron Age farmstead, an early Roman farmstead, a later Roman villa complex and a pagan Saxon occupation site. Paul Oldham reported on the Maidstone Survey and Dough Crellin gave an interesting account of the extensive 19th century fortifications on the Western Heights at Dover. Mr A C Harrison presented the CKA 'Young Archaeologists' awards.

The CKA 'teach-ins' are now a popular annual event and it is planned to continue these in future years. They give member groups the opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas and views, to keep up-to-date with new archaeological techniques and research and a chance to hear and see what fellow archaeologists have discovered in the County in the previous year.

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