The Prehistoric Society

Tales the river tells: Later prehistoric finds from in and around the Thames

*PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO FURTHER PLACES ON THE MORNING SESSION, AFTERNOON PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE*

The River Thames played a key role in the economic, social and spiritual life of prehistoric communities. This Later Prehistoric Finds Group and Prehistoric Society joint day conference will present a series of papers from leading experts in the field in order to address our current thinking on the importance and power of the River Thames during the period and how it has changed in the light of new research and discoveries.

The morning session begins with a guided foreshore walk led by Thames prehistorians Jon Cotton (MOLA), Gustav Milne (UCL), Courtney Nimura (Oxford) and Jane Sidell (English Heritage) at the iconic prehistoric site at Nine Elms, Vauxhall. The walk will be followed by Thames artefacts handling sessions with British Museum curators Neil Wilkin and Julia Farley or Museum of London curator Caroline McDonald and finds specialist Michael Marshall (MOLA). Tickets are £12.

The afternoon session begins is hosted by the British Museum and is open to all. It will feature papers from six speakers including: Alex Davies (Cardiff ), Andrew Fitzpatrick (Leicester), Stuart Needham (Prehistoric Society), Jane Sidell (English Heritage), Jennifer Wexler (British Museum) and Sally Worrell (Portable Antiquities Scheme).

The morning session begins at 9:30 on the foreshore at Nine Elms, Vauxhall. The handling sessions will take place at the British Museum or the Museum of London from 11:30. The afternoon lectures will take place at the British Museum from 13:00–17:15. A detailed programme is now available to download (right).

*PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO FURTHER PLACES ON THE MORNING SESSION, AFTERNOON PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE*

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