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November Lecture: “Hunter-Gatherer Ireland”

17th November 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Excavations of Mesolithic and Neolithic site at Belderrig, Co. Mayo

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland which will take place both in Augustine United Church and online. Immediately after the lecture there will be a drinks reception.

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Lecture will be presented by Professor Graeme Warren BA MA FSAScot

This lecture provides an overview of the hunter-gatherer settlement of Ireland – mainly, the archaeology of the Mesolithic period drawing my recent book Hunter-Gatherer Ireland: making connections in an island world (Oxbow, 2022). It will show the dynamism and complexity of the Mesolithic period in Ireland and its connections to the Mesolithic in Britain and Europe.  

Lecturer Details

Graeme Warren is a Professor in the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Ireland, where he has worked since 2002. He is a specialist in the archaeology of hunter-gatherers, with a particular research interest in the Mesolithic of Europe and the hunter-gatherer use of mountain landscapes. His major research projects have been in Ireland and Scotland.

November Lecture 2022 Registration



House Rules

The Society has a zero-tolerance policy on harassment and bullying.

All attendees are requested to act with respect to one another during this hybrid event.

Anyone making comments which we believe to be inappropriate (e.g. offensive or abusive) will be removed from the event immediately. Equivalent procedures (e.g. with regard to spam) will apply online.


COVID-19 Precautions for attending in-person events

To ensure all attendees and members of staff have a safe and enjoyable experience at these events, please make sure you adhere to the following rules:

We request that you do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the event

Try to maintain social distancing where possible and respect those with Distance Aware badges or lanyards

Please use hand sanitising stations provided

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The main entrance to the church is up four steps with a handrail.

Step free access is available via a door to the right of the building – please ring the bell for attention. Please note there is a tight turn in this passageway.

A standard accessible toilet is available on the ground floor and lower level (accessible via lift).

The venue (AUC sanctuary) has a hearing loop included.

Assistance dogs are allowed inside the venue.

If attending via Zoom, captions are included.

You can find further information on Accessibility here.


17th November 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom

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