1st June 2016:
It is with sadness that we report the death of Kenneth Painter, a former Trustee of Oxford Archaeology. Kenneth had a long and distinguished career at the British Museum, where he developed a formidable expertise in Roman silver plate, glass and the archaeology of the early Christian church. His notable publications included works on the Mildenhall Treasure, and the late Roman silver plate of Water Newton in Cambridgeshire and Traprain Law in East Lothian.
Kenneth served as Trustee from 2001 to 2005, a period which welcomed Lancaster University Archaeological Unit into the organisation, and saw OA engaged on a number of significant projects, among them High Speed 1, a Viking Age cemetery in Cumbria, and an Iron Age chariot burial on the A1. Following his time as Trustee, Kenneth continued his involvement with OA, first as a member of its Academic Panel and then of the body's successor, the Research Committee.
It is in these successive roles that we would like to pay tribute to Kenneth's valued advice and interest in the organisation, as well as his immense contribution to knowledge of Roman and early medieval archaeology.