As autumn approaches that can only mean one thing in the minds of those interested in Neolithic Britain. It is of course time for the autumn meeting of the Neolithic Studies Group!
This year the theme is “The last great monuments: ceremonial complexes of the 3rd millennium BC” and it takes place on Monday 4th November 2013. As ever the event takes place at The Stevenson Lecture Theatre (lowest level of the Great Court), the British Museum, London.
The provisional timetable for the day is shown here, and it looks to be a very interesting day – not to be missed if you have any interest in the complex social issues surrounding the use of the monuments in the Neolithic.
10.00 Coffee (available for purchase at outlets in the Great Court)
10.30 Welcome / introduction Timothy Darvill
10.40 Renfrew’s monuments and mobilisation 40 years on (title tbc) Josh Pollard
11.00 Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: Understanding the ceremonial complexes of the 3rd millennium BC in Ireland Neil Carlin
11.20 Irish Late Neolithic enclosures – rounding up the data Steve Davis & Jessica Smyth
11.40 A magical mystery tour: reconsidering the stones of Callanish, Isle of Lewis Angela Gannon & Alison Sheridan
12.00 Supermassive twins: the palisaded enclosures of Strathearn Kenny Brophy, Gordon Noble & Dene Wright
12.20 Evolution of house societies in Orkney: monuments and mythopraxis Colin Richards
12.40 Dunragit (title tbc) Julian Thomas
14.00 Recent work in Wharfedale Alex Gibson & Miles Johnson
14.20 Neolithic ritual in the Baldock Bowl: An unusual formative henge at Norton and its neighbours Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews
14.40 Knowlton complex (title tbc) Jim Gale
15.30 The rise and fall of monumentalism in 3rd millennium BC Wessex Dave Field, Jim Leary & Pete Marshall
15.50 Tracing chalk artefact connections in prehistoric Britain Anne Teather
16.10 Ancestral geographies: the view from Durrington Walls and Stonehenge Mike Parker Pearson
——————————————————————————————To book a place on November 4th please send your contact details and a cheque for £10 by 31st October (made payable to the Neolithic Studies Group) to Tim Darvill, School of Applied Sciences, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB