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The First Settlers to the First Farmers in the North

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Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15 1JT

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A series of eight lectures by Kristian Pedersen

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17th April Week 1: The Landscape: Deglaciation of NE England and SE Scotland, the floral and faunal communities, and the type of environment which greeted the first colonists.

24th April Week 2: The Study of Lithic Material: The potential, premises, and shortcomings of using lithic technology to establish cultural differences.

1st May Week 3: The Late Glacial Settlement of Britain: The evidence of the first settlers, and the nature of their economy with a detailed consideration of the evidence from adjacent regions.

8th May Week 4: The Early Postglacial Settlement: Why is there so little evidence in this region? A consideration of the British evidence, and the nature of the early postglacial material now emerging from the north of of the British Isles.

15th May Week 5: Early Material from Northumberland and the Borders: A look at the distribution and characteristics of sites known in our region.

22nd May Week 6: The NE of England and SE of Scotland: The evidence for a peculiar industrial tradition and settlement structure in this region. Is it related to the inundation of the North Sea lowlands ?

29th May Week 7: The Isolation of Britain: A look at the settlement in our region as Britain becomes increasingly isolated from the continent as sea-levels rise.

5th June Week 8: The Last Hunter-Gatherers: The evidence from the last hunter-gatherers and the emergence of agriculture as illustrated from sites in this region.

The cost of the eight week course is £48 including refreshments. All are welcome and no previous knowledge is assumed.


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