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February 2020

Glasgow Potteries and the British Empire

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture by Graeme Cruickshank MA AMA FMA FSAScot (independent scholar). The Scottish potteries of the industrial era produced vast amounts of wares, with dozens of factories in a number of towns producing millions of items annually, far more than the domestic market could assimilate.  Huge quantities of goods were exported, decade after decade, with the erstwhile British Empire being a prime target.  The potteries of Glasgow took advantage of the situation with unparalleled zeal. Lecture free, but booking advised to avoid disappointment.

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March 2020

Connecting Tools and Materials in the Dutch Neolithic

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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…

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