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Which Hampshire Archaeological Society?

In North east Hampshire, the world of archaeology is served comprehensively by three groups:

Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society
http://www.fieldclub.hants.org.uk/

This society goes back some years but it is “constantly evolving and is not bound by tradition”. They have a yearly O.G.S. Crawford Lecture, and an Annual Report of Archaeology in Hampshire, which is a report of all excavations in the county.


North East Hampshire Historical and Archaeological Society

http://www.nehhas.com/

They are

interested in historical and archaeological matters relating to North East Hampshire UK. We encourage members to take part in research, field work and excavations.

As an alternative, there is:


North East Hampshire Historical and Archaeological Society
(Field Archaeology Branch)

http://www.nehhas.org.uk/

These guys have been closely involved in the research of the recently discovered Winchester to Farnham route, and they are currently looking at a direct route from Winchester to Chichester (The Antonine Itinerary route goes via Clausentum (Bitterne), though the mileages given would suit a more direct route, hence the reason for looking for such a route.

Both NEHHAS and NEHHAS (FAB) have published details of the Winchester to Farnham route separately. It makes studying Roman roads in this area rather difficult, especially as both these societies are looking at Roman roads. Which society do I join? Can I become the member of all groups at a discount?

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Welcome to Roman Roads.Net!

How appropriate that the domain romanroads.net was available: the roman road system was one of the very first organised networks in the world.

We know about many Roman Roads, but I believe there are more waiting to be discovered – for example smaller, shorter ‘feeder’ roads that would allow access to the main routes to the local market towns. The movement of foodstuffs, and grain in particular, would have been significant in an economy that was based on large agricultural surpluses.

I will start by looking at the Antonine Itinerary.

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