Religion and ritual on the River Thames

Ng07 (Newton Building), Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Arts and Humanities
Thursday 19 March 2020 (19:00-20:30)
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Religion and ritual on the River Thames

Nathalie Cohen

People have been depositing all sorts of items in the waters of the Thames for thousands of years, communities have also buried their dead on the foreshore and performed ceremonies by the river’s edge. This talk will discuss aspects of religious and ritual activity along the River Thames from the medieval period through to the present day, drawing on the results of archaeological survey and investigation, and discoveries made by mudlarkers searching for artefacts in the inter-tidal zone.

Nathalie Cohen works as a regional archaeologist for the National Trust and as the Cathedral Archaeologist at Canterbury Cathedral. Previously, she led the Thames Discovery Programme (community archaeology on London’s foreshore) for ten years.

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