Peopling the Past: Reflecting on Prehistoric Europe

Europa conference 2023: 2nd-4th June 2023

The Prehistoric Society Europa Conference 2023: Peopling the Past: Reflecting on Prehistoric Europe will be held at the University of Cambridge from 2-4th June 2023. This year the conference honours the achievements of Prof Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, University of Cambridge, in the field of European Prehistory. 


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Visit to the Ashmolean exhibition 'Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth and Reality'

A members only, out of hours, visit to 'Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth and Reality', led by Dr Andrew Shapland (Sir Arthur Evans Curator of Bronze Age and Classical Greece)


Prehistoric Henges in Yorkshire and beyond: recent research

Annual joint lecture with YHAS
Dr Alex Gibson

With the Thornborough Henges now being taken into public ownership, and with recent research and excavation in Wharfedale, this talk will be a journey from Orkney to Wessex


Repeopling La Mancheland: Landscape Perspectives on the Neanderthal Archaeology of La Cotte de St Brelade.

Annual joint lecture with WAS
Dr Matt Pope (UCL)

What role did the Channel Islands and coasts of Britain and France play in the lives of ancient humans populations and how can the record preserved at La Cotte and other terrestrial sites in the region help us to understand and research what now lies under the sea.


Hillforts of Britain and Ireland - an overview of a monument type from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

Annual joint lecture with NNAS
Prof Gary Lock (University of Oxford) and Prof Ian Ralston (University of Edinburgh)

The compilation of an Atlas of the Hillforts of Britain and Ireland and of the underlying database, online since 2017, provided the opportunity to reassess these iconic and much-discussed sites at a scale not hitherto attempted in these islands.


‘Rewilding’ later prehistory: Archaeological wildlife and its role in contemporary nature recovery

Annual joint lecture with CAS
Dr Anwen Cooper (Oxford Archaeology)

This talk will present initial findings from the UKRI-funded ‘Rewilding’ later prehistory project a collaboration between Oxford Archaeology, the Universities of Oxford, Exeter and York, Centre for Ancient Genomics, Toulouse, Historic England and Knepp Castle Estate.