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PRS Christmas meeting

  • Posted On: 10 November 2022
PRS Christmas meeting

Saturday 3rd December 2022: 2pm - 4pm Christmas meeting, joint with the Prehistoric Society

Venue: Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD

Currently all events are planned as face-to-face meetings, and with hybrid Zoom if possible.

Two talks on the theme: ‘Recent advances in our understanding of the Neolithic in North-West and South-West England’. See attached flyer.

Dr Gill Hey, Oxford Archaeology: 'New Research on the Neolithic of North-West England’

The North West of England has been regarded as something of a backwater in accounts of Neolithic Britain - an area of low-density settlement where a Neolithic way of life was adopted only slowly. Recent work undertaken in advance of development as well as in a research and community archaeology context has shown that this is not the case, and that the North West has much to contribute to understanding how and why society changed over the course of the Neolithic period.

Dr Jodie Lewis, University of Bradford: ‘New Research on the Neolithic of South-West England’

Our understanding of the Neolithic of south west England has a tendency to be dominated by a few key sites and regions, often at the expense of the rich archaeological landscapes at their margins. Recent research and excavations in  Somerset, west of the great monumental landscapes of Wessex, have revealed an unexpected array of Neolithic sites and activities, including some unusual depositional practices. Identifying such regional responses improves our understanding of Neolithic Britain more broadly and allows us to recognise the wide- ranging connections between people and places.

The meeting is open to all. Please email info.prehist@yahs.org.uk if attending the live talk to allow for catering.

To participate via Zoom, please register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlf-yorj8iHd1L3yC62VNEw3hXjqgsvLx2 

Documents to download

  • Flyer(.pdf, 421.35 KB) - 117 download(s)
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