Bronze Age Forum : programme prévisionnel

Bronze Age Forum – University of Exeter, 7-8 November 2015Finds_on_Dartmoor_218_wide

Provisional Programme

Lectures will take place in the Peter Chalk Centre, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

Saturday 7 November


9.00-9.20    Matthew G. Knight (University of Exeter): Putting Method into the Madness. Towards a working methodology for identifying the intentional fragmentation of Late Bronze Age metalwork

9.20-9.40   Dot Boughton (Finds Liaison Officer for Cumbria/Lancashire, Portable Antiquities Scheme): An axe for every occasion? The transition of Late Bronze Age socketed axes from traditional woodworking tools to specialised Early Iron Age tools for trade, festivals, display and warfare

9.40-10.00   Rob Wiseman (Oxford Archaeology East): Bronze Age Scrap Hoards from England and Wales: The Dynamics of Formation

10.00-10.20 Neil Wilkin (The British Museum): Lost in the dream? An integrated and contextual approach to metalwork deposition in Bronze Age England

10.20-10.40 Tobias Mörtz (Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie): Scrambled scrap? Remarks on artefacts with deliberately blocked sockets in Late Bronze Age hoards

10.40-11.10 Break

11.10-11.30 David Fontijn (Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University): Economies of Destruction. The emergence of metalwork deposition during the Bronze Age in Northwest Europe, c. 2300-1500 BC.

11.30-11.50 Maikel Kuijpers (Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University): A recipe for destruction? Deposited Early Bronze Age axes from a production perspective

11.50-12.10 Jennifer Wexler (Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure, The British Museum) and Brendan O’Connor: The British Museum Bronze Age Index and CFC Hawkes’s metalwork typology

12.10-12.30 Alan Williams (University of Liverpool): The Great Orme Bronze Age copper mine in north Wales: characterising the ores and tracing the metal

12.30-12.50 Discussion

12.50-14.00 Lunch


14.00-14.20 Sophia Adams and Leo Webley (University of Bristol): Clay, stone and bronze: life histories of Bronze Age moulds

14.20-14.40 Catherine Frieman (Australian National University): Making a point (yet again): Lithic daggers in Iberia between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts

14.40-15.00 Guy De Mulder (Ghent University), Ruben Pede & Sigrid Klinkenborg: The cremation cemetery of Wijnegem/Blikstraat (Belgium). A long term history of a funerary site

15.00-15.20 Kerri Cleary & Catriona Gibson (University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies): Competing or complementary burial rites in Beaker to Early Bronze Age Atlantic Europe?

15.20-15.40 Joanna Brück (Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol), and Andrew Meirion Jones (Archaeology, University of Southampton): Finding objects, making persons: fossils in British Early Bronze Age burials

15.40-16.10 Break

16.10-16.30 Anne M Teather (Institute of Archaeology, UCL): Dying Embers:  fire-lighting technology and mortuary practice in Early Bronze Age Britain

16.30-16.50 Mark Haughton: Identifying patterns in variation – suggestions of gender ideology in Irish Early Bronze Age burials

16.50-17.10 Tom Booth (Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum), Andrew Chamberlain (University of Manchester), Mike Parker Pearson (UCL): Where’s My Mummy? Mummification in Bronze Age Britain

17.10-17.30 Alan Hawkes (Department of Archaeology, University College Cork): Boiling in the Bronze Age: burnt mounds and prehistoric cooking in Ireland – reappraising the evidence

17.30-17.50 Discussion

19.00 Reception in the Guildhall (for those who have booked and received confirmation)

Sunday 8 November


9.00-9.20     Neil Carlin (University College Dublin): Translating ceramics: Neolithic to digital, to contemporary social objects

9.20-9.40     Helen Marton (Falmouth University): Gabbroic Clay Shards.  A site-specific reinterpretation: a contemporary craft exploration of Bronze Age ceramic material using combined digital and traditional processes

9.40-10.00   Heide W. Nørgaard (Moesgård Museum, Aarhus, Denmark): Craft Organisation, Workshops and Craftspeople in the Nordic Bronze Age (1500-1100 BC)

10.00-10.20 Ros Ó Maoldúin: The anatomy of an Early Bronze Age megalith

10.20-10.40 Alex Gibson (University of Bradford): Recent work on the ‘henges’ of the Yorkshire Dales

10 40-11 10 Break

11.10-11.30 Edward Carswell (Durham University): Finding a place call to home: an assessment of the changing roles of Bronze Age settlements in South West Britain through the analysis of their environs c. 2200-800 BC

11.30-11.50 Anwen Cooper (Oxford University): Reconsidering the role of round barrows in later Bronze Age landscapes: an East of England case study

11.50-12.10 Stuart Needham and George Anelay: Peopling the Heath: Petersfield Heath and Barrow-scapes at the apex of the Weald

12.10-12.30 Adam Gwilt (Department of History & Archaeology, National Museum Wales) and Mark Lodwick (Co-ordinator, Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales): Before the Feast: The Bronze Age Settlement Beneath an Earliest Iron Age Midden at Llanmaes, Vale of Glamorgan

12.30-12.50 James O’Driscoll (Department of Archaeology, University College Cork): The Baltinglass hillfort group: creating identity in a competitive Late Bronze Age landscape

12.50-13.10 Discussion

13.10-14.00 Lunch


14.00-14.20 Marta Díaz-Guardamino (University of Southampton): Persistent places in Bronze Age Iberia

14.20-14.40 Jo Sofaer (University of Southampton), Marie Louise Stig Sørensen (University of Cambridge), and Magdolna Vicze (Matrica Museum): Hierarchical or not? How can we interpret Bronze Age tells?

14.40-15.10 Andy M Jones (Cornwall Archaeological Unit) and Henrietta Quinnell (Honorary Research Fellow, formerly Department of Adult Education, University of Exeter): Middle Bronze Age metalworking in a roundhouse and its ceremonial background at Tremough, Penryn, Cornwall

15.10-15.30 Marcus Brittain (Cambridge Archaeological Unit): Life in Lanes: 15 years’ excavations in a South Lincolnshire Bronze Age landscape

15.30-15.50 Alex Davies (Cardiff University): The Late Bronze Age of the Upper and Middle Thames Valley: synthesis and interpretation

15.50-16.10 Discussion

16.10-16.30 Tea

Please note: this programme is subject to change!  Updated versions will be posted on the website of the Department of Archaeologyand the final version will be emailed to all participants in the week before the Forum.


Final booking date: 15 October 2015

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