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Towards the end of the project there will be a series of events designed to make its results more widely known. The intended project outputs are listed below (further details will follow in due course):
- Book (expected to be published in 2022): the project will publish a book that provides the first ever synthesis of Exeter’s archaeology, and its social and economic relationship to the South West of Britain and beyond.
- Specialist reports (expected to be published in 2022): a second book will contain specialist reports on major excavations (such as Trichay Street under what is now the Guildhall Shopping Centre), as well accounts of the project’s research into pottery production, metalworking, Roman tile, and scientific dating. A substantial journal paper will report on the isotopic analysis of animal bones.
- Conference: a major conference will be held in 2020 to discuss the results of the project.
- Royal Albert Memorial Museum: a long term legacy of EAPIT will be achieved through enhancements to the Museum’s resources. The results of the project will be interpreted through changes to the RAMM’s Making History gallery which tells the story of Exeter’s place in Devon and the World in a chronological sweep of displays leading from 409 million years ago through to the present day. The proposed enhancements will focus on the periods from the Roman military fortress through to the 16th century. The interpretation will highlight the new scientific analysis of the collections and will draw out links between Exeter, its hinterland, and the wider world. There will also be a touch screen interactive display panel in the gallery that will give visitors the means of exploring Exeter’s archaeological past through a map-based interactive display that links object records to current scientific interpretation and puts these artefacts in their wider geographic context.
The RAMM’s existing online TimeTrail will also be updated in the light of the project’s results.
- Workshop: at the end of the project, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum will also host a one-day workshop for the public. This will comprise short talks, displays of archaeological material with opportunities for hands-on interaction and informal conversations with experts, and a panel-based discussion modelled on other successful events hosted by the RAMM.