CBA Festival of Archaeology 2020

Owing to the Covid-19 problems the CBA Festival of Archaeology 2020 has been divided into two parts: a digital section in July and an on the ground event from 24 October – 1 November. The CBA has now altered the second part to “a mix of digital and on-the-ground events”.

The EMAS Archaeological Society has therefore decided to present a quiz about lesser known archaeological sites in South England.

The quiz will draw 12 questions from a database. Each time you try the quiz it will be different!

At the end of the quiz you will be presented with the answers and a link for further information about each site.

We hope that you will find the quiz entertaining, and that the answers may lead to you visiting these sites once things return to normal.


CBA Festival of Archaeology 2020 Quiz

1 / 12

This castle was built c.1127 by William of Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1215 it was besieged by King John. Which castle is it?

2 / 12

This small Norman church was once the chapel of a leper hospital. Where is it?

3 / 12

This intriguing apsidal chapel is at the base of a tower.  Where is it?

4 / 12

This castle began as a motte and bailey. Before 1100, the wooden fortification was replaced with a stone shell keep. The twin-towered gatehouse was built by Richard de Clare and completed by 1260. Where is this castle?

5 / 12

This large, well-preserved hillfort is a circular structure with an overall diameter of 212m. There are outer and inner ditches and banks, and an eighteenth-century river channel cuts across the south western edge of the earthworks. Where is it?

6 / 12

This was the site of a famous battle between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Where is it?

7 / 12

This alms house was originally part of a bishop’s palace, then it became a private townhouse and finally an alms house. Where is it?

8 / 12

This large motte and bailey castle has two bailies.  The modern village is situated in one of the bailies.  Where is this site?

9 / 12

This triangular Anglo-Saxon church doorway is built with re-used Roman Tiles.  Where is the church?

10 / 12

This late sixth-century buckle gold and garnet buckle was found in an Anglo-Saxon burial mound. Where was that burial mound?

11 / 12

Where can you find a Roman Pharos alongside an Anglo-Saxon church?

12 / 12

The external wall of a monastic frater (refectory) showing the exterior of the pulpit from which readings were given during meals. Where is this site?

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