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3 July 2004
The Bronze Age Forum

The Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton (Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BF, England) announced that "The Bronze Age Forum" will be held on 13th and 14th November 2004.
      The confirmed speakers and titles include:  Fleshhooks: technological complexity and forging chiefly authority (S.Needham & S.Bowman); Croft Moraig and the chronology of stone circles (R.Bradley & A.Sheridan); Deconstructing the Irish Bronze Age rapier...literally (B.Molloy); The role of barrows and bronze deposition in the shaping and valuing of Bronze Age landscapes (D.Fontijn); A ceremonial and funerary monument complex at Damerham, Hampshire: interpretation from an aerial perspective (M.Barber); The ‘Boscombe Bowmen’ (A.Fitzpatrick); Counting Sheep: How to perform a frontal lobotomy on a sheep with a Bronze Age halberd (R.O’Flaherty); Beyond the barrows: Bronze Age cave and pit burials in North Yorkshire (N.Thorpe & S.Leach); A comparative study of Hungarian and British/Irish Bronze Age ceramics (J.S. Derevenski); Llanmaes: a newly discovered Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age site in the Vale of Glamorgan (A.Gwilt); Personal Appearance in Prehistory: the Middle Bronze Age 'ornament horizon' in context (B.Roberts); Investigating Arable Agricultural Systems of Bronze Age Ireland (M.McClatchie); Where have all the flowers gone? Empty landscapes, sacred places and contemplation in the Bronze Age landscape of Somerset (C.J. Bond); Aspects of the Bronze Age Landscape of the North West English Midlands (D.Mullin); Biographies in stone: rock art, landscape and the Neolithic/Early Bronze Age transition in Kilmartin, Mid Argyll, Scotland (A.Jones); Standing Stones and Islandscapes in Western Scotland (J.Wright); The recent excavation of a Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial site at Eweford, East Lothian (G.MacGregor); Forgotten Land: What's going on in Bronze Age Cumbria? (H.L. Loney & A. W.Hoaen); New light on depositional practices and the treatment of metalwork in SE Wales (M.Lodwick); The first wave of metalworkers - new evidence for Beaker/EBA prospecting and mining within the UK (S.Timberlake); Approaching later prehistoric ritual traditions c.1500-600 BC (R.Pope); From Dorchester to Dieskau: Relations between Britain and Central Europe in the Early Bronze Age (B.O'Connor); Atlantic swords: a technological approach for Late Bronze Age societies (B.Quilliec); Revisiting Bronze Age Gwithian: 50 Years On (J.Nowkowski).
     There are a limited number of places available and it is advisable to book early. Registration fees (Student/Unwaged £17; Non Student £23) include all conference materials, refreshments & buffet lunch on both days. There will also be a wine reception at the Southampton Archaeology Museum on Saturday evening. Participants will be expected to organise their own accommodation and a list of suggested establishments can be found on this website. All other enquiries can be made via e-mail or at the following postal address: Shaun Moyler, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BF

Source: Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton (23 June 2004)

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