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The process of ‘romanisation’ within a province or region is an established debate within Roman Studies, whilst Archaeological research is increasingly concerned with the concepts of identity and regionality.
Within the framework of current debate, we will examine the spread of coinage and coin use in the North, the nature and persistence of Iron age tribal exchange systems, and the presence and role of the army, to consider the prospect of a North-South divide within Roman Britain.
Archaeologist Barry Crump has worked within a variety of roles within archaeology, museums and heritage, returning to The University of York in 2012 to undertake research on the relationship between coinage and identity in Roman Britain. He believes strongly in community archaeology and public engagement, and enjoys delivering courses and talks on his areas of interest and research, particularly through the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning.