Dear TAS Members and Friends,
This is a reminder for our next lecture at Stockton Central Library*, Tuesday 29 April kicking off at 7.30pm. If you haven’t already collected your 2014 Membership Card, please talk to Ed Higgins after you have signed in. Guests are welcome for £4 each on the door, but annual membership makes much more sense. Find out how to join on our website.
April 29 | Dead but not forgotten: Early Bronze Age burials in North East England
Chris Fowler | Newcastle University
The period between c. 2500 and 1500 BC saw dramatic changes in how the remains of the dead were treated. This talk draws on the results of a recent analysis of over 350 Early Bronze Age burials in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. How and why did funerals here change during the Early Bronze Age? What kinds of objects were buried with the dead and why? Not all funerals led to burial—so why were some of the dead buried in this period, and what impact did this have?
Spencer Carter | TAS Chair & eCommunications