Excavations at Star Carr 2004-15: New insight into an old site

Annual joint lecture with Cambridge Antiquarian Society
Dr Chantal Connellar (Newcastle University)
Lecture theatre LG17, the Law Faculty building, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ (on the Sidgwick site)
Picture of 8 archaeologists on knees digging a wooden platform in a trench in a field


*Please note earlier start time of 5.30pm*

Location map: https://map.cam.ac.uk/Sidgwick+Site#52.201288,0.109676,17

Star Carr has dominated our understanding of the British Mesolithic. Since its excavation by Grahame Clark between 1949 and 1951 it has been subject to extensive debate and reinterpretation. These led to new questions for the site that could only be addressed through excavation. This talk discusses the results of these excavations between 2004 and 2015 and explores how our understandings of the site have changed. New work beyond Star Carr also enables new understandings of how the site fits into broader patterns of the Mesolithic inhabitation of Britain.