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ONLINE EVENT: Connections: Avebury and Orkney

An event as part of the celebration the 35th Anniversary of the Inscription of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.

An online discussion between Alison Sheridan (former Principal Curator of Early Prehistory, National Museums Scotland) and Josh Pollard (Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton).

The Ring of Brodgar and Avebury have long been compared and there has been much debate about possible long-distance links. This has moved into sharper focus as more evidence has emerged about long-distance links across Britain - whether the movement of exotic materials, the development of Grooved Ware pottery or the isotope evidence for the movement of animals. Ongoing research at the Ness of Brodgar and by the Living With Monuments Project in the Avebury landscape continue to bring new surprises.

Josh and Alison each gave a talk, before opening up a discussion, moderated by David Dawson, Director of the Wiltshire Museum.

In association with the Avebury and Stonehenge Archaeological and Historical Research Group.

 

  • 26th November 2021
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm