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Level 2 Questions
Before the Romans (Late Iron Age)
What types of Late Iron Age site are found in Sussex?
What do we know about money and trade?
What were their occupations and skills?
What were their warriors like?
What was life like at home?
What personal possessions did they wear?
What their beliefs and religious practices?
Life in Roman Sussex
Art & Decoration
How did the Romans decorate luxury objects?
How did Romans use art for personal adornment?
What types of decoration were used in villas?
What examples of animals are there in Roman art?
Clothes, Jewellery & Makeup
What evidence is there for Roman clothes in Sussex?
What kinds of shoes were worn?
What types of jewellery were worn?
What techniques were used for making clothes?
What did Roman women use to apply make-up, and dress their hair?
Communication & Transport
What examples of formal written text have been found in Sussex?
What evidence is there for handwritten text?
What transport systems did the Romans introduce?
What methods of transport were used?
Crafts & Industry
What were the major industries in Roman Sussex?
What other specialist crafts were practised?
What tools have been identified?
Death & Gods
What gods were known in Roman Sussex?
Where did the Romans gather in Sussex for religious events?
How did the Romans bury their dead?
What objects did Romans bury with their dead?
What other finds have religious associations?
In a Roman Kitchen
What kitchen equipment was used to prepare food?
How was food cooked?
What animal and farming products were eaten?
What evidence is there for imported food?
Leisure & Entertainment
How did people spend their leisure time?
What provision was there for public entertainment?
Life in a Villa
How did people light and heat their homes?
What luxury fittings did wealthy villas have?
How did Romans secure their homes?
How did villa owners look after their health?
Life in a Roman Town
What urban features have been found in Chichester?
What special activities took place in and around the town?
What jobs did people do in Roman Chichester?
hat evidence is there for trade?
Merchants & Money
What evidence is there for trade in Sussex?
What types of goods were imported from abroad?
How did Roman merchants weigh and measure their goods?
What types of coins have been found in Roman Sussex?
In a Roman Dining Room
How did Romans serve food at meal times?
What luxury items might be found on a wealthy Roman dining room table?
Roman Houses & Building Technology
What types of houses were built during the Roman period?
What new features did the Romans introduce in Sussex houses?
What building technologies were used?
How was plumbing and heating installed?
What types of agricultural site have been found in rural Sussex?
What farming techniques were used?
What types of animal were raised?
What crops were grown?
What evidence is there for gardens in Roman Sussex?
The Roman Army
Where has evidence been found for the Roman army in Sussex?
What armour did soldiers wear?
What weapons did Roman soldiers use?
What skills did Roman soldiers learn, apart from military ones?
Life after the Romans (The Saxons)
What kinds of site in Sussex are associated with the Saxons?
How did the Saxons decorate themselves?
What evidence is there for warfare?
What everyday domestic artefacts have been found?
What unusual or imported goods were found in burials?
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