07 July 2018
Gold from the Time of Stonehenge
Talk by David Dawson, Director of the Wiltshire Museum
West Church Hall, Cromarty. Hosted by Cromarty History Society
The Wiltshire Museum houses Britain’s best Bronze Age archaeology collection featuring gold from the time of Stonehenge. It is the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold ever put on public display in England and the displays transform public understanding of Stonehenge in helping to explain the extraordinary sophistication of the remarkable people who used the world’s most famous prehistoric monument.
Spectacular treasures from the Age of Stonehenge were unearthed by antiquarians and archaeologists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. However, until recently, it has never been possible to give the public permanent access to them. Now, the Wiltshire Museum has been able to create a secure and stable environment in which they can be enjoyed by visitors to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site from Britain and around the world.
David’s talk will outline the remarkable craftsmanship and stunning objects found with the burials of the chieftains, important women and priests who used Stonehenge for their ceremonies.
Further details http://www.cromartyhistory.scot/
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07 July 2018
The Clachtoll broch excavations will take place:
Monday, 2nd July 2-5pm
Tuesday 3rd-Saturday 7th July
Monday 9th-Saturday 14th July, 9am-5pm
As always, volunteers are invited to participate in work at the broch. No experience is required and the organisers will provide all tools and training. Please get in touch via the Clachtoll Broch website contact page or send an email to Gordon Sleight of Historic Assynt if you would like to participate.
Further details http://clachtoll.aocarchaeology.commore details »