March 13th, 7pm-8pm, (with Reception @ 6.30pm)
Inverness Townhouse, Castle Street, Castle Wynd, IV1 1JJ
Lecture given by Dr Jon Henderson, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham.
Joint lecture between the Society, High Life Highland and the Prehistoric Society.
Pavlopetri, off the coast of Laconia, Greece, is the oldest submerged town in the world with remains dating from at least 3,500 BC through to the end of the Mycenaean period c.1,100 BC. Recent underwater research has traced structures over 8 hectares of seabed consisting of intact domestic buildings, larger public constructions, courtyards, streets, graves and rock-cut tombs. As the current project comes to a close this lecture will consider the nature of occupation at the site through time, how it came to be submerged and its wider role in the maritime trade networks of the Aegean. Dr Henderson will also reflect on his experience of Highland Archaeology.
Limited Places, Booking required: contact Inverness Museum (01463) 237114, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book in person.
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