Evening Lectures

To book tickets to an evening lecture please call 01285 655611 or visit the Corinium Museum.

Hazelton Longbarrow: Recent Research

Sam A Neil

Thursday 30 March, 7 – 8.30pm

Please note due to unforeseen circumstances Sam A Neil is no longer able to deliver her talk on the Hazleton Longbarrow. As a replacement Roger Turner will be giving a talk on the History of the Gloucestershire Landscape.

This lecture explores the way in which recent scientific advances are helping to shed new light on museum collections. It shows how strontium isotope analysis is being applied to provide new archaeological information about the osteological collections curated by Corinium Museum. The way in which strontium isotope analysis is enabling us to study the lives of early farming communities in Britain is illustrated using new results from the site of Hazleton North, a Neolithic burial monument in Gloucestershire, England.

Samantha Neil has a BA in Archaeology from the University of Southampton and MPhil in Archaeological Science from the University of Cambridge and has worked on the collections in museums across Britain as part of a PhD, being undertaken at Durham University

Cost: 6.50 or £5.50 for season ticket holders

Booking essential

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Skeletons in the Storeroom

Craig Jones

Thursday 27 April, 7-8.30pm

Abstract- Skeletons in the storeroom will introduce an overview of the techniques used in the analysis of skeletal remains that help inform our understanding of past societies. A range of periods will be covered, but a particular focus will be on the Early Anglo-Saxon societies of Britain. The presentation will also include the results of the latest analysis on the Butler’s Field cemetery at Lechlade, where familial kinship was investigated through skeletal traits.

Craig Jones has been a volunteer at Corinium Museum for over 2 years, and has recently completed his Masters Degree in Osteoarchaeology at Bournemouth University.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders

Booking essential

 

The Medieval Coinage of England

Roger Box

Thursday 25 May, 7-8.30pm

Roger Box returns to the Corinium Museum to share the world of the medieval coinage of England. He will cite examples from local rarities including silver pennies from Gloucester, Bath, Malmesbury, Cricklade and Winchcombe and offer a whistle-stop coin tour from the early medieval period through to the Civil War. Roger Box has been called upon to impart his expertise in local discoveries ranging from the King Alfred penny through to the Western-sub-Edge Civil War coin hoard, now in the Corinium Museum collections. He will interpret the meaning and translate the messages such coins convey, whilst placing them into the context of the medieval period.

Roger Box is a retired forensic archaeologist, numismatist and war crimes investigator with four decades of specialist knowledge in Roman and Medieval coinage.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders

Booking essential

Bronze Age boat

Morgawr: An Experimental Bronze Age Boat Project

 Jenny Wittamore

Thursday 29 June – 7pm – 8.30pm

In Cornwall in 2012 a team of archaeologists, curators and boat builders embarked on a remarkable project to build a full scale replica of a Bronze Age sewn plank boat. This world first in experimental archaeology brought about new insights into the maritime world in prehistory. The project curator tells us her story. Jenny Wittamore is a freelance curator and researcher. She spent the first 11 years of her career working with the collections at the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall and now specialises in documenting the history of classic yachts.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders

Booking essential

Bronze axe

Bronze in the Bronze Age: What was it for?

Rachel Crellin

Thursday 28 September, 7-8.30pm

The arrival of bronze metallurgy irrevocably altered the prehistoric world. Bronze plays a key role in the stories that we can tell about the Bronze Age in Britain and Ireland. The majority of research focusses on manufacture and deposition of bronze objects, but how were they actually used? Combining experimental work with metal weapons and tools with analyses of prehistoric axes, swords and spears we will begin to consider the changing uses and meanings of bronze during the Bronze Age.

Rachel Crellin is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leicester. Her research focuses primarily on the archaeology of the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods in Britain and Ireland.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders

Booking essential