Departmental Lecturer, Department For Continuing Education, University of Oxford
A general but detailed introduction to the imagery of the last ice age, dating from c. 40,000 to 10,000 BCE, including both portable images and those on cave walls and rock faces. It will include the most recent discoveries and the latest dating results.
The study of ancient genetic material is an exciting new branch of prehistory, constantly producing unexpected new claims and changing our views concerning our past. The weekend's speakers will present some of the most innovative aspects of this research.
The Uffington White Horse is an icon of the English landscape: the only known prehistoric hill figure. We will consider why it was created, how it survived through millennia, and how the hill figure and its landscape have inspired artists and writers.
Explore jewellery and clothing; the gendered use of make-up, tattooing and cosmetics; pottery and faience production; and writing and sketching output. Identify these everyday artefacts and the effectiveness of their museum display. This is a new course.
This weekend of lectures & interactive practical activities explores insights from medical anthropology, from the sociology of British surgical practice, to the rituals of indigenous South American shamans, & the perinatal care of infants in South Africa
How did Oxford University develop in the medieval period and what was it like to be there? This event explores how archaeology has contributed to our understanding, including architecture, artefacts and information gained from recent excavations.
Drawing on a mixture of commercial and academic archaeological research, this day school focuses on a variety of landscape scale projects in southern Britain. Guest speakers will present and discuss their research.
Hampton Court Palace's buildings and gardens chart over 500 years of development and change. Learn about one of the best-known and visited historical sites in the UK from the archaeologists, historic building experts and curators who actually work there.
A comprehenesive introduction to the archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England from the end of Roman Britain in the fifth century to Alfred the Great's Wessex in the ninth century.
An examination of the provenance, dating, sponsorship and interpretation of the greatest surviving artefact relating to the Norman Conquest - the Bayeux Tapestry - which may soon be on display in England for the first time in many centuries.
Fifty years teaching and community archaeology at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education - aka Rewley House - has brought archaeology to thousands, and helped define UK professional practice.
This day school introduces the main lithic technologies and tools of the Palaeolithic period, from the first stone artefacts made by early hominins to some of the sophisticated tools associated with modern humans.
Mercia is associated with some of the most intriguing archaeological finds, monuments and historical characters of the early medieval period. This day school presents the very latest in research on the kingdom, its origins and its fates.
Explore dress, jewellery and other body modifications in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum. This day of talks and gallery tours investigates the variety of ways in which garments have been used to alter and present the human body.