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ONLINE LECTURE: Upton Lovell Shaman – a Bronze Age Goldworker

The Upton Lovell Shaman was buried with a 4000-year-old goldworking tool kit. Hear about this new research, just published in Antiquity, from the team at the University of Leicester who have re-examined the stone and copper-alloy grave goods found with the burial, revealing they are goldworking tools.

Dr Christina Tsoraki, from the University of Leicester, carried out wear-analysis of the grave goods at the museum in Devizes as part of the Leverhulme-funded “Beyond the Three Age System” project. In the process, she noticed what appeared to be gold residues on their surfaces. It also became clear that the stone tools had been used for a range of different purposes – some were used like hammers and anvils whereas others had been used to smooth other materials.

This online lecture includes contributions from the project team:-

  • Dr Rachel Crellin
  • Dr Christina Tsoraki
  • Dr Chris Standish
  • 26th January 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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