Oxford Archaeology is hosting an online research seminar next month detailing their recent excavations of middle Bronze Age settlement sites from across southern Britain.
The years between 1500–1150 BC have often been seen as a key period of change in later prehistory. Settlements and field systems become more visible in the archaeological record, in what has been characterised as a time of “settling down”, or even a “second agricultural revolution”.
It may be a good time to reassess these ideas, as sites are being discovered in regions where few or none were known before, and regional diversity is becoming more apparent.
The seminar will present exciting new results from sites that shed light on this important period, including Clay Farm near Cambridge; the Norwich Northern Distributor Road in Norfolk; Wallingford in the Thames Valley; Bridgwater Gateway in Somerset; and Eastbourne in Sussex.
Taking place on Thursday, June 17, from 4.30–6.30pm, there will be an opportunity to submit questions to the panel during the seminar, which will also be available via YouTube afterwards.