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Thu 31 Mar 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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British Museum - Stonehenge

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Living on water in the world of Stonehenge image

In this discussion, our panel will explore the concept of ‘living on water’ throughout the period covered by The world of Stonehenge exhibition.
Highlighting recent excavations and research from across this sweep of time at a number of key water’s edge sites, including the internationally famous settlements at Star Carr and Must Farm, our panel will consider what made these locations attractive to people and what benefits they brought. Watery places had great economic benefits but also huge ritual significance. They also bring about special kinds of archaeological preservation, enabling organic objects and architecture to survive. How did all of these different qualities relate and in which ways are watery attributes reflected in the archaeological record of the times?
This event is part of the public programme accompanying The world of Stonehenge at the British Museum (17 February – 17 July).