Lecture by Dr Alex Gibson, Reader in Prehistory, University of Bradford
In association with The Prehistoric Society
For some time it has been commonly acknowledged that Bronze Age ceramics developed from Neolithic forms. Radiocarbon chronology, however, has shown that there was almost a millennium between the demise of Impressed Wares and the advent of Food Vessels and Urns. Given this chronological gap, how do we explain the undeniable similarities? A closer inspection of Bronze Age culture and customs suggests that there was more than just pottery making a re-appearance.
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