Unfortunately Professor Annelou van Gijn is unable to deliver her lectures for the Society and Prehistoric Society on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 March. While we have had to cancel our Aberdeen event on Tuesday, tonight’s lecture in the NMS Auditorium will be going ahead as usual, with a lecture by Dr Matthew Knight FSAScot, entitled “Fragments of the Bronze Age. The destruction and deposition of metalwork in Britain.” There will be an opportunity as usual for Q&A at the end of the presentation.
Apologies for the late notice, and we hope that this does not inconvenience you at all. We extend our thanks to Matthew who is Meetings Secretary for the Prehistoric Society for stepping in at such short notice!
Lecture by Professor Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden
Lecture in partnership with the Prehistoric Society
Archaeological artefacts like flint are frequently studied in isolation and not as part of a toolkit, let alone as part of a technological system. This lecture will show how a combination of microwear (use wear) analysis and experimental archaeology can shed light on the technological and functional relationships between different find categories. This will be illustrated by two case studies, one on Neolithic amber and jet ornaments, the second on the toolkit involved in Neolithic house building.
Free, but booking advised to avoid disappointment.
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