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*CANCELLED* Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Research Student Symposium (NEBARSS)

11-12th November 2022

Non-Society event, supported by the Prehistoric Society.

Details and timings TBC


Using visual psychology to interrogate early prehistoric art

Annual joint lecture with Norwich and Norfolk Archaeological Society
Dr Lisa-Elen Meyering (Durham University)

This talk will illuminate ways in which two very different disciplines, Archaeology and Psychology, can help us arrive at an unprecedented understanding of early art in Europe.


Prehistoric communities and monuments on the Fenland Ouse

Christopher Evans, Emeritus Director / Director of Research of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit at the University of Cambridge

Non-Society event, supported by the Prehistoric Society.

Informed by the subject’s historiography, and arguing that our fieldwork needs to be imbued with a greater experimental ethos (i.e. ‘failing better’), the talk will address a number of themes arising from over 40 years of investigation along the River Great Ouse at its junction with the Fens.


‘I see the hands of the generations’ - perceiving the past through later prehistoric artefacts

The 22nd Sara Champion memorial Lecture
Dr Sophia Adams (British Museum)

This event will be in person and live streamed on our YouTube channel :

4.30pm Presentation President’s Awards and the Student Dissertation Prizes.

5-5.45pm: Lecture

5.45-6.45pm: Wine reception.

Free to attend and no need to book for in person or online: just turn up.


Staging the World of Stonehenge: reflections on the British Museum exhibition

Annual joint lecture with Welwyn Archaeological Society
Dr Neil Wilkin (British Museum)

The Painted Forest: Amazonian cosmovision journeys in San José de Guaviare, Colombia

29th August - 2nd September 2022

Non-Society event, supported by the Prehistoric Society.

Rock art offers a glimpse into the earliest artistic expressions of humans around the world. Art gives a voice to people, a voice that can endure over time. Around the world, the genesis of artistic expression is recorded in rock art, providing a gateway to how early humans sought to navigate and understand their place in the world. These images record the voices that shaped and influenced burgeoning cosmologies, social norms and relationships with nature, laying the cultural foundations for generations to come.


Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

Joint Leicestershire Fieldworkers lecture
Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes

The Neanderthals occupy a singularly seminal place within human origins, the first hominin to be discovered, the closest to us in evolutionary terms, and with the richest array of evidence to understand their lives. This lecture will explore how understanding of Neanderthals has evolved over more than 160 years

Joint meeting of Leicestershire Fieldworkers, Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society and the Prehistoric Society.


AGM & Europa Conference 2022: Sans frontières: mobility and networks in Neolithic Europe in honour of Prof Eszter Bánffy

The Prehistoric Society Europa Conference 2022 will be held at Bournemouth University, 17-19 June 2022, and will celebrate the achievements of Prof Eszter Bánffy, German Archaeological Institute, in the field of European Prehistory.


Hidden depths: revealing new insight into the archaeological human remains from the London reaches of the River Thames

Joint LAMAS lecture
Nichola Arthur (University College London)

This talk will explore how a large programme of research, which includes radiocarbon dating, osteological analysis, and stable isotope analysis, is providing insight into the human skeletal remains - many of Late Bronze Age or Iron Age date - recovered from the London reaches of the River Thames.


Pushing the Boundaries; new approaches in (studying) the prehistoric past: A day in honour of John Coles

This event will be a one-off in celebration of the achievements and legacy of one of Britain’s most influential archaeologists, Professor John Coles, who was sadly lost to us in 2020. It will be organised around four themes that were dear to his heart: Heritage Management, Wetland Archaeology, Experimental Archaeology and Rock Art.