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Barrows of the Yorkshire Wolds: Prehistory, Inspiration and Legacy

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This is the final day conference in our barrows series, which focuses on the archaeology of the Yorkshire Wolds.

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The Yorkshire Wolds is synonymous with prehistoric barrows, from the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age, to early medieval re-use of these iconic monuments. In the last of our ‘barrows’ conferences, the Prehistoric Society celebrates this iconic landscape: antiquarian histories of investigation; the latest research on the barrow makers, their origins, funerary rites and grave goods; new methods of recording and analysing funerary monuments, and the public, creative value of this extraordinary heritage.

This year’s dayschool is free, although participants can make a donation by selecting the ‘Donation’ ticket option. The Zoom link will be made available to participants after registering.

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09.30: Registration

10.00: Welcome & introduction, Melanie Giles, University of Manchester

10.15: Danes Graves: a story of two antiquarians on the Wolds, Melanie Giles, University of Manchester

10.45: Duggleby Howe, Alex Gibson, University of Bradford

11.15: Tracing mobility at the edge of the Wolds, Derek Hamilton, SUERC, University of Glasgow

11.45: Up close and personal with the people of the Wolds, Sophie Adams, University of Glasgow

12.15: Discussion

12.45: Lunch break

13.45: Iron Age Barrows in the landscape: recent research on the Arras Culture of eastern Yorkshire, Peter Halkon, University of Hull

14.15: Anglo-Saxon re-use of barrow mounds, Duncan Sayer, UCLAN

14.45: New methods for recording barrow excavations, Dominic Powesland, Landscape Research Centre

15.15: The Archaeology of the Wolds and its Public Value, Neil Redfern, Council for British Archaeology & York Archaeological Trust/Historic England partnership

15.45: Discussion

16.15: Afterthoughts, Rose Ferraby, independent artist and archaeologist

16.45: Close

(Image: The Folkton Drums, ©Rose Ferraby)

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