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Lecture: the Scandinavian Flint Axe Type in Britain by Dr Katharine Walker

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Neolithic connections between Scandinavia and Britain have been largely dismissed in recent years, and characteristic rectangular-sectioned axe-heads have been written out of accounts of prehistory as modern collectors’ losses. An axe-head from Julliberries Grave non-megalithic long barrow, Chilham, Kent, is cited as one of the few ‘credible’ examples. This talk is a presentation of the evidence and the detective work needed to ascertain the credibility of the axe-heads, and situates it in the ‘bigger picture’ of cross-sea connections.

We have a couple of Scandinavian flint axes in our collections – a chance to dig them out and see if we can find out more about them!

Dr Katharine Walker is a prehistorian specialising in the Neolithic of northwest Europe and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University. She gained a first class degree in Archaeology from the University of Bristol; an MA in the European Neolithic from Cardiff University, funded by the AHRC; and a PhD from the University of Southampton entitled ‘Axe-heads and Identity: an Investigation into the Roles of Identity Formation in Neolithic Britain.’

£7 (£4.50 WANHS members)

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