From Hunter-Gatherers to Hillforts
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 19:30 - 21:00
Venue: Melton Carnegie Museum
Around 13000 years ago hunters ambushed deer as they crossed the Little Matlock Gorge at
Bradgate. By 10000 years ago foragers built hearths at Asfordby and prepared flint blades
and projectile points. Neolithic farmers were building earthworks at Bosworth and Rothley
around 5000 years ago and burying some of the first pottery seen in Britain. 3000 years ago,
Welby saw the burial of a hoard of bronze swords, bowls and axes. Prior to the great Iron Age
monuments or Roman municipal buildings Leicestershire saw a relentless transition from
roving Palaeolithic hunters to settlements, farming and skilled metalworking. Peter Liddle
will take us on a 10000 year journey through an archaeology of transformation.
£5 per person. Pre-booking is required. Please telephone 0116 3053860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.