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The Neolithic of Northern England, 21 - 23 October 2016

A great deal of new and exciting work has been happening in the North of England over the last few years, but it still remains outside the mainstream of Neolithic studies. This conference hopes to remedy that by bringing together an outstanding group of speakers to present papers on their latest thinking on the subject. From the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition to the very end of the Neolithic, and from Lancashire to north of the Border, we will be exploring what this most recent research means for our interpretation of the Neolithic of the North of England and of the British Isles.

Click here to download the full details and booking form for our 2016 autumn conference, The Neolithic of Northern England. The conference will be based at Tullie House Museum, Castle St, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TP.

Booking Deadline: 1 October

Conference Fee: £85 or £75 Early Bird Discount (booked before 31 July) for members of the Royal Archaeological Institute, Prehistoric Society, and the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society

Student Fee and Bursaries: There will be a limited number of places for students, available after 31 July at £20 to include lunch, tea and coffee. There are also Cheney Bursaries available to a few students (at UK universities) for travel and accommodation costs. For details, please contact the Administrator.

Friday, 21 October

  • Key-note speaker, Richard Bradley: ‘Axes and Images’

Saturday, 22 October

  • Fraser Brown, 'Mesolithic/Neolithic transitions at Stainton West on the River Eden, North Cumbria’
  • Seren Griffiths, ‘The last warriors of the wise race? Or dating the last hunter gatherers and the first farmers in northern Britain’
  • Alison Sheridan, ‘A view from north of the border’
  • Clive Waddington, ‘The timing and character of Neolithic settlement in North East England’
  • Yvonne Luke, ‘An emerging 'Neolithic in the Yorkshire Dales’
  • Antony Dickson, Denise Druce, Helen Evans and Gill Hey, ‘New evidence for Neolithic settlement in the North West’

Sunday, 23 October

  • Paul Frodsham, ‘Recent work at Long Meg, Cumbria’
  • Alex Gibson, ‘Henges in the Peninnes - Tales of the Unexpected’
  • Andrew Fitzpatrick, 'The end of the Neolithic: Kirkhaugh and the earliest Bell Beakers in northern England’

Past conferences

If you'd like to find out more about conferences that the Institute has hosted in previous years, please go to our past conferences page.

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