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

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This early 15th century defensible lodge was originally built by a priory to protect gamekeepers and hunting parties against armed poachers. Where is it?

2 / 12

This pagan Anglo-Saxon burial mound now sits in a later cemetery.  Where is that cemetery?

3 / 12

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

4 / 12

This chambered long barrow is in Kent.  Which village is it near?

5 / 12

This medieval hospital is one of the finest examples of courtyard architecture in England. Where is it?

6 / 12

This was the first Cistercian abbey to be founded in England. Which abbey is it?

7 / 12

Which Anglo-Saxon rural burh is shown in this aerial photo?

8 / 12

This long barrow is a Neolithic chambered tomb of the Cotswold Severn type. Excavations by G. B. Witts in 1881 and later by E. M. Clifford gave the barrow an irregular appearance. It was therefore completely covered over in-order to protect it sometime after 1976. Where is it?

9 / 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?

10 / 12

About five hundred years after the initial abandonment of this hillfort, two Roman temples were built within the area of the fort. Where is it?

11 / 12

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

12 / 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?

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