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Programme 2022: Key events

Prehistory Research Section events:


3rd December Christmas meeting.
Recent Advances in our understanding of the Neolithic in north-west and south-west England.
Two talks:
Dr Gill Hey - 'New research on the Neolithic of North-West England'.
Dr Jodie Lewis - 'New research on the Neolithic of South-West England'.


Possible Archaeological Events for Your Diary:

PLEASE NOTE: The following events have been advised. Due to the uncertainties in Covid-19 regulations, members should personally check the organisers to confirm these events.
12-13th November 2022: Bronze Age Forum, Cambridge


Guest Lectures (open to all)  

At Bradford University 5.15pm in the Richmond Building.

  • Info TBA

At Kings Manor, York 1pm in F133

  • Info TBA


Please note - Your E-Mail Address:

The majority of members now receive their notices and newsflashes electronically. If your contact details have changed, please let me know, so that our address list remains up-to-date. If you wish to change the way you receive your section information, please drop me a line - either by email, or by post :  John Cruse,  3 Ellicott Court,  Park Road,  Menston,  LS29 6PA

Above programme updated 01 August 2022



Prehistory Research Section Christmas meeting and talk

Dr. Helen Chittock - 'Iron Age art in East Yorkshire: What did decoration do?'

  • Posted On: 31 October 2021
Prehistory Research Section Christmas meeting and talk

Prehistory Research Section 

Christmas meeting and talk: Dr. Helen Chittock - 'Iron Age art in East Yorkshire: What did decoration do?'

Dr Helen Chittock presents new research on Iron Age art, considering how archaeologists define art in Iron Age assemblages and what decorated objects did in Iron Age society. Previous studies of decoration in Europe during this period of later prehistory have traditionally focused on metalwork, but this talk looks to place decorated metalwork within wider material assemblages and contexts. It presents a holistic study of decorated objects from East Yorkshire, featuring some well- known examples of metalwork from the region as well as objects made from a range of other materials. Analysis of these assemblages and their contexts sheds light on the spheres of activity in which decorated objects operated and the purposes they fulfilled.

Date: 4/12/21

Time: 2pm til 3.45pm

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9DX 

Room capacity is limited to 30.

Advance booking required.

Please book your place by 25th November by emailing

Documents to download

  • Flyer(.pdf, 1.18 MB) - 42 download(s)
Categories: Pre History