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Autumn Lectures: Rubbish or Ritual?

Autumn Lectures: Rubbish or Ritual?

Location:

Museum and Gallery

Tickets:

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Age Guidance:

Suitable for Ages 16+

Duration:

120 minutes

  • Description

Worthing Museum presents the Autumn Lecture Series.

Our hugely popular lecture series returns on Thursday evenings this October & November. An intimate season of talks with our archaeology curator James Sainsbury and guest speakers. Explore a wide range of subjects from Palaeolithic mega-floods and Stone Age religion to the stories of famous local landmarks, Norman invaders and World War I. This year we’ll also have two special lectures looking at fascinating elements of our museum collections – a newly discovered Victorian naval journal and our extensive, hidden medals collection. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or tea/coffee.

Rubbish or Ritual? Neolithic Artefacts and Religion
Join our guest speaker and archaeologist Stephen Patton for an in-depth talk on Neolithic religion. During this talk we will explore the ideas and evidence related to the artefacts found on Neolithic sites in Sussex. It is increasingly becoming recognised that the deposition of Stone Age material in pits and ditches might not simply be throwing out rubbish; instead it could hold ritual significance and provide an insight into the religious beliefs of the time.

Focusing on flint and pottery, but also looking at antler, chalk and bones, we will examine the evidence not only from the local flint mines and causewayed enclosures, but also from smaller sites which are currently being researched.

Members pre-sale Tuesday 24 August, 12pm
General on-sale Friday 27 August, 12pm

Please Note If you buy tickets for all 8 talks in the series in one transaction, two will be free. Discount automatically applied at checkout. Check out the rest of the talk series HERE