Britain’s Ancient Past

By | 12/08/2019
21/11/2019 @ 9:45 am – 4:00 pm
Benson Village Hall
Benson, Wallingford OX10 6LZ
Britain's Ancient Past @ Benson Village Hall | Benson | England | United Kingdom

Francis Taylor is a life-long enthusiastic amateur archaeologist with years of field study experience. He has been a national Trustee for the Council of British Archaeology and the chair of Wessex CBA. He is current spokesman for Wessex CBA on Stonehenge tunnel issues.


09.45 Registration and coffee

10.15 Welcome and Introduction

10.25 Creation of British Isles

10.55 Genetics

11.20 Break

11.35 Settlement Begins, 10000 – 4000 BC, The Mesolithic

12.00 New People, New Ideas, 4200 – 3000 BC, The Early & Middle Neolithic

12.40 Lunch

13.40 The Late Neolithic, 3000 – 2500 BC, The Age of Stonehenge 

14.10 The Age of Warriors, 2500 – 800 BC, The Bronze Age.

14.40 Break

14.55 Episodes of Conflict, 800 – 55 BC, The Ion Age

15.30 Conclusions & Questions

16.00 End

The Study Day Fee is £13.00. This includes coffee/tea on arrival, buffet lunch and information handouts.
The day is open to all members of U3As affiliated to the Thames Valley Network. Members of other U3As are very welcome to attend if space allows. An additional fee 0f £2 will be payable.

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