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Tue, 04 Jul

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Church of St Mary the Virgin

Malting, brewing, and beer in Anglo-Saxon England: Sedgeford and beyond!

Archaeobotanist and SHARP team member, Hannah Caroe will present a summary of the burnt plant material from the malting complex at Sedgeford. Discussing the evidence of brewing and beer making on the site, she suggests tiny burnt seeds have exciting stories to tell!

Malting, brewing, and beer in Anglo-Saxon England: Sedgeford and beyond!
Malting, brewing, and beer in Anglo-Saxon England: Sedgeford and beyond!

Time & Location

04 Jul 2023, 19:45 – 21:00

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Sedgeford, Hunstanton PE36 5NA, UK

About the event

In this talk, archaeobotanist and SHARP team member Hannah Caroe will present a summary of the work she's been doing for the past four years, focused on burnt plant material from the malting complex at Sedgeford. She will discuss the evidence that early stages of beer making were taking place at the site and look more broadly at the importance of brewing and beer drinking for the people of Anglo Saxon England. She will also explore what burnt seeds can tell us about the lives of Sedgeford's inhabitants in the era, including farming methods and even interaction with people on the other side of the North Sea. She suggests tiny burnt seeds have exciting stories to tell!

Entry to our Tuesday night lectures costs £3 on the door. Doors open at 7:15pm.

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