21 September 2019

An introduction to the archaeology of Bristol: from Saxon town to Transatlantic city

Explore some of Bristol’s most important archaeological sites and discover how Bristol grew from a late Saxon town to a major trading port in the 18th century.

Study artefacts and evidence discovered during 50 years of archaeological fieldwork and find out what they can tell us about Bristol’s trade, industry and growth.

Then take a guided tour around Bristol’s old city to understand how Bristol has changed over time.

Led by Bob Jones, lead archaeologist on many of Bristol’s major sites in the 1980s-90s and City Archaeologist for Bristol City Council from 1992 until his retirement in 2016.