Events archive

See below for a list of past Prehistoric Society events.

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Panel discussion: Are Genes Deep History?

Partnered event as part of the Being Human Festival, Queen Mary University of London

Panel discussion chaired by Mike Pitts (Archaeologist, editor and writer), involving:

  • Dr Tom Booth (Crick Institute)
  • Prof. Joanna Brück (UCD)
  • Subhadra Das (writer, historian, curator and comedian)
  • Dr Adam Rutherford (UCL)
  • Prof. Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum)



People and Places in Bronze Age Britain/Ireland

Joint Norwich and Norfolk Archaeological Society lecture
Dr Robert Johnston (Sheffield University)

This lecture will be a blended, online and in person, event: those who wish to attend should contact for the zoom link.


Human-ecodynamics and the rise of monumentality in the Central Andes

PS Global Pasts lecture
Professor Ana Cecilia Mauricio (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Monumental architecture is worldwide associated with complex social organizations that have large populations, social stratification, development of agriculture, and religious systems.


Early Humans in the English Channel Region: La Cotte de St Brelade, Boxgrove & other La Mancheland sites

Joint CAS lecture
Dr Matt Pope (UCL)

In this talk Dr Matt Pope will draw on the result of recent research in the Channel island, the northern French coast and Southern England to frame the early prehistory of ‘La Mancheland’. 


Hot stone technology at Bucklers Park, Crowthorne, Berkshire: The use and re-use of a persistent place during the Bronze and Iron Ages

Joint Welwyn Arch Soc lecture
Helen Chittock (AOC Archaeology) and Rob Masefield (RPS)

Further details and booking information for this lecture will be available shortly...


Rapa Nui (Easter Island): Myths and realities of an iconic past

5th Annual Pitt Rivers Lecture, supported by the Prehistoric Society
Professor Sue Hamilton (Director of the Institute of Archaeology at UCL)

Professor Sue Hamilton explores how the Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project, funded by The British Academy and AHRC, has considered the issues of heritage, tourism and sustainability on the remote Pacific island.


Genetic change and relatedness in Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain

The 21st Sara Champion Memorial Lecture
Dr Tom Booth (Crick Institute)

Times and further details for this lecture will be available shortly...


Great Zimbabwe in popular imagination: revelations through the years

Prehistoric Society Global Pasts lecture
Prof. Shadreck Chirikure (University of Cape Town and University of Oxford)

Prof. Shadreck Chirikure explores Great Zimbabwe, one of the most prominent and internationally renowned archaeological sites and landscapes in Africa.


Bog Bodies: face-to-face with the past

Joint Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society lecture
Dr Melanie Giles (Manchester University)

Dr Melanie Giles encourages us to revisit the iconic phenomenon of bog bodies, through the story of Manchester Museum’s ‘bog head’ from Astley Moss, Worsley.