Evening Lectures

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

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

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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

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