Events

As part of the project, we will  be organising two major conferences in 2018/2019:

Grave goods in later prehistoric Europe

The first conference will be held at the University of Manchester. Aimed at an academic audience, it will bring together scholars working on related themes across Europe, providing a disparate body of researchers with the opportunity to get together to discuss the critical subject of grave goods. This event will, we hope, showcase the project to an international audience and the wider academic community, creating a discursive forum in which to share novel approaches and interpretive ideas.

The matter of life and death: objects and burial in prehistoric and contemporary Britain

The Folkton Drums found placed behind the head and hips of a child's skeleton in a round barrow. Made from chalk, c.3000-2500 BC, Late Neolithic, Folkton, East Yorkshire, England © The Trustees of the British Museum.
The Folkton Drums found placed behind the head and hips of a child’s skeleton in a round barrow. Made from chalk, c.3000-2500 BC, Late Neolithic, Folkton, East Yorkshire, England © The Trustees of the British Museum.

The second conference will held at the British Museum. Aimed at a popular audience and free to all, and timed to coincide with the opening of the new gallery displays. The project team will highlight the most exciting results of the project. We will also invite a select group of other high-profile archaeologists known for their work on prehistoric burial, plus anthropologists, sociologists, artists and others working on related themes in the modern world.