Old Stones – talk by Andy Burnham

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Join us for an evening with Andy Burnham who will be joining us for an interesting talk about  The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland.

A highly illustrated talk based around many of the fascinating themes, new discoveries and mysteries highlighted in the book The Old Stones, along with a look at lesser known but interesting sites in the local area. The Old Stones is the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland, and was awarded Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2019.  Andy is the lead author, along with other contributors to the huge Megalithic Portal web resource which he founded and has been running continuously since 2001.
Andy will also talk about:

  • Sussex flint mines and the intriguing carvings left in them
  • Kent Megaliths and the oldest Neolithic Hall in Britain
  • Dolmens, propped stones and ‘proto dolmes’ and how, why and where they were constructed
  • Folklore of a Dartmoor stone circle
  • Ancient trackways, long distance journeys to Stonehenge and seasonal feasting at Durrington Walls
  • Use of colour in megalithic monuments (eg Anglesey)
  • Strange experiences at sites
  • Huge wooden monuments the size of four football fields and how archaeologists thing they were used
  • A ‘whistle stop’ tour with amazing photos of prehistoric sites from all over the UK

The talk will be followed by a guided tour by the Fishbourne’s Curator, Dr Rob Symmons.  Tickets are £14 per person to include a glass of wine and nibbles. Places are limited so please reserve your place by telephoning 01243 785859.

Details

Date:
07/09/2019 19:00
Venue:
Fishbourne Roman Palace
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