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Tracing culinary traditions in prehistoric East and Central Asia

Global Pasts lecture
Dr Shinya Shoda (University of York)

In this talk, Dr Shinya Shoda will present the regional aspects of diet and culinary traditions in prehistoric East and Central Asia that are becoming clearer, based on case studies of lipid residue analysis that have been carried out by Dr Shoda and colleagues.

*****Please email to book your place: zoom link will be emailed to you 3 days before the event.*****


Hillforts of Britain and Ireland - an overview of a monument type from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

Annual joint lecture with NNAS
Prof Gary Lock (University of Oxford) and Prof Ian Ralston (University of Edinburgh)

The compilation of an Atlas of the Hillforts of Britain and Ireland and of the underlying database, online since 2017, provided the opportunity to reassess these iconic and much-discussed sites at a scale not hitherto attempted in these islands.


7th Pitt Rivers lecture: The Science of early farming in Europe

Non-Society event
Amy Bogaard (University of Oxford)

Can archaeology reveal the ‘science’ of early farming from the perspective of its practitioners? How can prehistoric understandings of agriculture inform our view of wider landscapes and monuments? And in an age of ecological crisis, what principles can we glean from the long-term story of farming across Europe’s varied environments?


Mortuary Practices in the Iron Age of Southwest Britain

The 22nd Sara Champion memorial lecture & Awards evening
Dr Adelle Bricking, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Cardiff

This study conducts a comprehensive exploration of the enigmatic burial practices during the Iron Age in Southwest Britain (c.800 BC-AD 43). Despite the region's intriguing range of burial variations, it has not received significant attention in past research.

Awards presentation at 4.30pm, lecture follows at 5pm.


Repeopling La Mancheland: Landscape Perspectives on the Neanderthal Archaeology of La Cotte de St Brelade.

Annual joint lecture with WAS
Dr Matt Pope (UCL)

What role did the Channel Islands and coasts of Britain and France play in the lives of ancient humans populations and how can the record preserved at La Cotte and other terrestrial sites in the region help us to understand and research what now lies under the sea.


Prehistoric Henges in Yorkshire and beyond: recent research

Annual joint lecture with YAHS
Dr Alex Gibson

With the Thornborough Henges now being taken into public ownership, and with recent research and excavation in Wharfedale, this talk will be a journey from Orkney to Wessex.

Day trip

Visit to the Ashmolean exhibition 'Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth and Reality'

A members only, out of hours, visit to 'Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth and Reality', led by Dr Andrew Shapland (Sir Arthur Evans Curator of Bronze Age and Classical Greece)


Peopling the Past: Reflecting on Prehistoric Europe

Europa conference 2023: 2nd-4th June 2023

The Prehistoric Society Europa Conference 2023: Peopling the Past: Reflecting on Prehistoric Europe will be held at the University of Cambridge from 2-4th June 2023. This year the conference honours the achievements of Prof Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, University of Cambridge, in the field of European Prehistory. 



Human evolution research in South Africa: the role of HERI in shaking up our family tree

Global Pasts lecture
Prof Rebecca Ackermann and Dr Robyn Pickering (University of Cape Town)

A lecture about the various local and continental capacity building schemes Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) is leading to change the who of human evolution.


Excavation of a Roman Cemetery, hoard and prehistoric and post medieval remains at Principal Place London

Annual joint lecture with LAMAS
Andy Daykin, MOLA

The lecture will present the results of excavations carried out at Principal Place between 2011 and 2016. The site lies in the upper valley of the Walbrook stream and within an area of the northern extramural cemetery of Roman London.