Meet the ‘Beaker People’ - solving an ancient mystery about Britain’s inhab...

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Al Borgo

535 Lanark Road

Juniper Green

Edinburgh

EH14 5DE

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While entrance is free, donations are appreciated (£2 per person suggested) and can be made at the event.

Pizza or pasta and ice-cream will be provided, for which there will be a charge of £15. Any additional food or drink you may purchase at Al Borgo will be at your own cost.

For over 100 years archaeologists have been speculating about the first users of metal in Britain, around 4,500 years ago, who introduced a whole raft of Continental novelties including a distinctive kind of pottery known as Bell Beakers. Were these people immigrants? Invaders? Refugees? Or was it that the indigenous people of Britain adopted new fashions from across the Channel? Now, thanks to the recent application of scientific methods including DNA and isotopic analysis of their bones and teeth, we can solve this particular riddle. And, thanks to other cutting-edge science, we can say a lot more about these people: what they ate, how they lived, even how they looked. We can start to write the biographies of the long-dead and understand our distant ancestors. A new book that deals with this fascinating story of a revolution in our understanding, called The Beaker People, will be showcased at this event and the audience will have the chance to pose questions to one of the book’s authors and editors.

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Al Borgo

535 Lanark Road

Juniper Green

Edinburgh

EH14 5DE

United Kingdom

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