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 hillfort was first excavated in 1881 by Pitt-Rivers.  Where is it?

2 / 12

This was one of the palaces owned by the medieval Bishop of Winchester. Where is it?

3 / 12

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

4 / 12

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

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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?

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This Anglo-Saxon church archway bears an inscription: “HER SWUTELATH SEO GECWYDRAEDNES THE”. Where is the church?

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This ruined is chapel the only Christian building in England to incorporate within its fabric the remains of a 4th century Romano-British pagan mausoleum. Where is it?

8 / 12

Where is this remarkable Norman font?

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

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This pagan Anglo-Saxon burial mound lies next to a busy main road. Where is it?

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This hospital was commissioned by Henry III in 1234. It is now a museum and houses Roman, Saxon and Medieval collections discovered locally. Where is it?

12 / 12

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

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