Lecture: Stonehenge - new discoveries
March 19, 2024 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church and on Zoom
Church and Zoom
Speaker: Prof. Mike Parker Pearson
Research in the last 20 years has revolutionised our knowledge and understanding of Stonehenge and the people who built it. This talk presents the major discoveries from archaeological excavations and from new scientific analyses of ancient DNA, isotopes and geology about the construction and use of this enigmatic monument. Studies of Stonehenge’s landscape have shed light on its context within a larger ceremonial complex, while research into the sources of its stones have led to new theories about the monument’s development and purpose.
Mike Parker Pearson is Professor of British Later Prehistory at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology. He has been researching Stonehenge for over two decades and has also carried out fieldwork in many parts of the world, with major projects in Madagascar, the Outer Hebrides and Wales. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a former Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage.
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