Lewes Archaeological Group

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Programme of talks 2018-2019

All talks take place at 7.30pm in the Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall
(Fisher St entrance, lift access available).
Entrance (including tea/coffee) for members is 3/2 for concessions.
Non-members are very welcome at 4/3 for concessions.
FREE entry for those 18 years and under

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Fri 19 October Beachy Head Light House and Belle Tout with Christopher Whittick.
Christopher is East Sussex's County Archivist. He will talk about the history of the lights on the dangerous coast west of Eastbourne. The talk is prompted by the recent acquisition by the Records Office of a set of rare lantern slides showing the construction of the iconic Beachy Head light house which took place between 1900 and 1902.
Fri 16 November The Metal amongst the Stones: Iron Working Discoveries from the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road Excavations with John Boothroyd.
John works as a Project Manager at Oxford Archaeology. In 2014 excavations by Oxford Archaeology along the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road revealed a substantial iron working site dating to the early Roman period.
Fri 4 January What the "hobbits" of Indonesia can tell us about human evolution and why it matters with historian Dr William Harcourt Smith.
Will is a paleoanthropologist and an Associate Professor at the City University of New York and a Resident Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Following his talk in 2017 on human evolution and Homo Naledi, Will will give a further talk linked to his work as a paleoanthropologist.
Fri 15 February Where Archaeology meets Astronomy with Robert Turner
Bob is a local archaeologist and flint knapper. In his talk Bob will explore the extent to which astronomy can assist in our understanding of Standing Stones and their alignments.
Fri 15 March Prehistoric Art in the Prehistoric Landscape with Professor Richard Bradley FBA
Richard is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading and a national expert on rock art. Richard will talk about the fascinating subject of rock art human made markings placed on natural stone in prehistoric times.

To be followed at around 8.45pm by the AGM.

Fri 12 April Lewes to Wessex and Back Again a New Archaeology of the Prehistoric Downs (and how LAG helped re-write the text books) wih Dr Mike Allen MCIfA, FLS, FSA and President of LAG
Mike is also Visiting Research Fellow in Environmental Archaeology, Bournemouth University. Mike will commence the celebrations of LAG's 50th anniversary with a talk looking back to LAG's early excavations and research and how this relates to more recent developments.
Fisher Street is up the hill from Lewes railway station, just over the crossroads by Ask restaurant in the centre of town. The nearest parking is in the West Street car park continue along Fisher Street then turn right, then shortly right again into the car park.
Please contact us if you have ideas for speakers or would like to give a talk.

Past talks.