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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.