Unfortunately Professor Annelou van Gijn is unable to deliver her lectures for the Society and Prehistoric Society on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 March. We have had to cancel our Aberdeen event on Tuesday but the Monday evening lecture in the NMS Auditorium in Edinburgh will be going ahead as usual, with a lecture by Dr Matthew Knight FSA Scot, entitled “Fragments of the Bronze Age. The destruction and deposition of metalwork in Britain.” We apologise for the inconvenience.
Lecture by Professor Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden
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. No booking required. Places available on a first come first served basis.
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