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Landscape Section - AGM & Lecture 2022

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

A recording of Dr Katy Whitaker's Lecture is available on the HFC YouTube Channel from 1/12/2022.

Programme:

  • 7.00 – Zoom link opens

  • 7.15 – Landscape Section AGM - 2022 Agenda & Minutes for 2021

  • 7.30 – Dr. Katy Whitaker's Lecture on Sarsen Stone Industries (see below)

  • 8.15 – Questions

Valley with sarsen stones

Lecture: 'Sarsen Stone Industries in Southern England - what we know and what we don't know.'

In the UK, sarsen stone is limited to parts of southern-central and south-east England, including Hampshire and its neighbouring counties. The stone has been used by people since the Mesolithic and plays an important part not only in megalithic architecture but also in low and high status buildings ranging from rubblestone barns to Windsor Castle. Research into relationships between people and sarsen has, however, largely focussed on Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments, in particular Stonehenge and Avebury, that dominate popular imagination.

sarsen stones

This talk will explore the wider range of ways that sarsen has been extracted, worked and used, drawing from recent research into contrasting prehistoric and post-medieval sarsen stone artefact assemblages and quarrying sites.

Sarsen stone in woodland setting

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Any questions about the Landscape Section?
Then email Mike Broderick Landscape Section Chairman