LAMAS 60th Annual Conference of London Archaeologists

The DUA and DGL, 50 and 40 years on

This will be a hybrid event. In-person and online tickets are available via Eventbrite. 

The programme will include live contributions which may be subject to change on the day.


Date and Time 


Saturday, 23th March 2024

11 AM to 5.30 PM

Museum of London Docklands

and Zoom Webinar


In-person Tickets (Museum of London Docklands)   £20

Online Tickets (Zoom)                                          £20


Full Programme

Morning session: recent work 

11.00-11.10: Welcome, introduction, and presentation of the 2023 Ralph Merrifield Award
Harvey Sheldon, Chair of Archaeology Committee

11.10-11.35: Further Excavations at Landmark Court, Southwark
Antonietta Lerz, MOLA

11.35-12.00: Newgate Street revisited: recent excavations at the former GPO site
Kathy Davidson, Pre-Construct Archaeology

12.00-12.20: Affluence and Industry in Post-Medieval Southwark: Excavations at 67–71 Tanner Street
Becky Haslam/Les Capon, AOC Archaeology Group

12.20-12.40: The Greater London Historical Environment Record
Sandy Kidd/Stuart Cakebread, GLAAS

12.40-1.00: Built on Words and Fire: Excavations at Stationers’ Hall, London
Ian Hogg, Archaeology South-East

1.00-2.00: LUNCH

Afternoon session: The DUA and DGLA, 50 and 40 Years On

2.00-2.30: Some major DUA sites 1974-84, and innovations along the way 
John Schofield

2.30-3.00: On Mudbricks and Marxism: the revolutionary intent of single-context-recording and ‘the Early Development of Roman London West of the Walbrook’.
Dominic Perring

3.00-3.30: Solving the enigma of ‘the lost centuries’: the discovery of Lundenwic
Robert Cowie

3.30-4.00: BREAK

4.00-4.30: The DUA’s Trig Lane excavations 1974-6: the medieval waterfront project takes off
Gustav Milne

4.30-5.00: Top ceramics from 50 years of excavation in London 
Jacqui Pearce

5.00-5.30: The Rose Theatre and the DGLA 
Harvey Sheldon

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 Past conferences:

The 2023 Conference: Recent Work in Roman towns. Programme

The 2019 Conference: The Thames and its tributaries. Programme

The 2018 Conference: The Bloomberg Site. Programme

The 2017 Conference: The Crossrail Project. Programme

The 2016 Conference: London Bodies: Some Recent Advances. Programme

The 2015 Conference: Recent finds research. Programme

The 2014 Conference: Arenas of entertainment in Tudor and Jacobean London. Programme

The 2013 Conference: 50 Years of London Archaeology – Past, Present and Future. Programme.

The 2012 Conference: Roman Greater London. Programme

The 2011 Conference:The Archaeology of Modern London. Programme

The 2010 Conference: Saxon and Medieval London – Forty Years On. Programme

The 2009 Conference: London icons. Programme

The 2008 Conference: Londinium and Beyond. Programme

The 2007 Conference: The Archaeology of the East End. Programme

The 2006 Conference: Recent work on Roman towns. Programme

The 2005 Conference: the LAMAS 150th Anniversary Great Archaeological Balloon Race: The Final Five. Programme

The 2004 Conference: The Archaeology of the Recent Past. Programme

The 2003 Conference: London before London: prehistory in the Capital

The 2002 Conference: The London Archaeological Archive. Programme

The 2001 Conference: Archaeology in the landscape. Programme

The 2000 Conference: Romans in the suburbs. Programme

The 1999 Conference: the Archaeology of the River Thames. Programme

The 1998 Conference: 25 Years of Digging in the City of London Programme