Part of History@Hull's 'City of Culture' series of CultureCafe events
From mammoths to mosaics - an introduction to Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology
Speaker: Dr Peter Halkon
Eastern Yorkshire contains internationally significant archaeological sites and finds for the prehistoric and Roman periods. Many of these are housed in the Hull and East Riding Museum. These include the remains of extinct animals, stone tools and other artefacts from the hunter-foragers of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic, first farmers of the Neolithic, and items from the Bronze Age. East Yorkshire is famous for its chariot burials dating from the Iron Age, and finds from the burials at Garton and Wetwang are also held in the Hull and East Riding Museum, where the biggest collection of Roman mosaics in the North of England can also be seen. This fully illustrated talk will provide an introduction to this rich heritage and opportunities for handling genuine artefacts.
History @ Hull 'City of Culture' series
OpenCampus talks are always informal and friendly. They are free to attend and are open to all. You don’t have to have attended before and you don’t need any prior experience or knowledge. We only ask that you book in advance and come prepared to be amazed!
What a great way to be part of the City of Culture celebrations. If you are lucky enough to be a City of Culture Volunteer, you are very welcome to attend these sessions to help you in your role.
January 14 2017 Dr Robb Robinson
“From Local to Global – A Short History of Hull’s influence in the founding of modern global society'.
February 11 2017 Dr Peter Halkon
'From mammoths to mosaics - an introduction to the Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of East Yorkshire'.
March 18 2017 Dr Rosemary Wall
'Medicine Made in Hull'.
April 26 2017 Professor Valerie Sanders & Guest Speakers
'New Hull Lives in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: A Celebration'.
May 20 2017 Dr Jenny Macleod
'Our roots: what is Britishness?'.
June 10 2017 Dr Nick Evans
'The Making of a Mosaic: The influence of Celtic migrants upon the development of Hull’.