Showcase lecture - Where did that bone go? 150 years of cave archaeology and museum collections
|Dates:||19 October 2011|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|How much:||Drop-in, free|
3-4.30pm. Hannah O’Regan, Archaeology, Liverpool John Moores University.
Cave archaeology has, at times, been central to our understanding of human evolution. Especially during the late 19th century, when ‘Cave hunting’ was not just a book (Boyd Dawkins, 1874), but also a key pastime for keen antiquarians. Discoveries and excavations all over the UK meant that large quantities of archaeological remains, including human burials, non-human bones such as bear and lynx, stone tools and pottery were recovered. Some of these specimens made their way into museum collections and this talk will discuss, using examples from North West England and The Manchester Museum collections, what can be learned from the archives, the specimens, and from the application of new scientific techniques.
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