Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
The Neanderthals occupy a singularly seminal place within human origins, the first hominin to be discovered, the closest to us in evolutionary terms, and with the richest array of evidence to understand their lives. This lecture will explore how understanding of Neanderthals has evolved over more than 160 years
Joint meeting of Leicestershire Fieldworkers, Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society and the Prehistoric Society.
The Painted Forest: Amazonian cosmovision journeys in San José de Guaviare, Colombia
Non-Society event, supported by the Prehistoric Society.
Rock art offers a glimpse into the earliest artistic expressions of humans around the world. Art gives a voice to people, a voice that can endure over time. Around the world, the genesis of artistic expression is recorded in rock art, providing a gateway to how early humans sought to navigate and understand their place in the world. These images record the voices that shaped and influenced burgeoning cosmologies, social norms and relationships with nature, laying the cultural foundations for generations to come.
Staging the World of Stonehenge: reflections on the British Museum exhibition
Annual joint lecture with Welwyn Archaeological Society