Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages (conference 12 April Cardiff)

The latest get-together in the series arranged by Profs. Cunliffe and Koch will be held on Saturday, 12 April 2014 at Cardiff.

Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages: questions of shared language

Speaker list:

  • 9.15 John T. Koch (CAWCS): The classification of the language of the South-Western (‘Tartessian’) stelae: what’s at stake for archaeologists in the debate?
  • 9.35 Dirk Brandherm (Belfast): Stelae, group identities and the moyenne durée in the Bronze and Iron Ages of SW Iberia
  • 9.55 Marta Díaz-Guardamino Uribe (Southampton): Contexts, biographies and itineraries: recent research on Iberian Late Bronze Age stelae
  • 10.15 Steve Hewitt (UNESCO, Paris): The Hamito-Semitic/Insular Celtic substratum hypothesis and Celtic from the West
  • 10.35 discussion
  • 10.50 coffee
  • 11.10 Laure Salanova (Paris-Ouest, CNRS): Western Europe in transition (3rd–2nd millennia cal BC). From material culture to human identities
  • 11.30 Stuart Needham (National Museum of Wales): Patterns of infusion of Beaker culture into Ireland and Britain and their implications
  • 11.50 Catriona Gibson (CAWCS): Closed for business or cultural change? Tracing the re-use and final blocking of megalithic tombs during the Beaker period throughout Atlantic Europe
  • 12.10 discussion
  • 12.25 Lunch
  • 14.00 William O’Brien (Cork): New work and data on hillfort chronology in Ireland
  • 14.20 Niall Sharples (Cardiff): Ham Hill and large early hillforts in the west of Britain
  • 14.40 Raimund Karl (Bangor): Emerging settlement monumentality in North Wales during the Late Bronze and Iron Age: the case of Meillionydd
  • 15.00 Adam Gwilt & Mark Lodwick (National Museum of Wales & PAS Cymru) Portable Antiquities and Treasure in Wales: recording, investigations and research of some recent Bronze and Iron Age discoveries
  • 15.20 discussion
  • 15.35 coffee
  • 15.55 Martin Richards (Huddersfield): New developments in archaeogenetics
  • 16.15 Kerri Cleary (CAWCS): No bones about it: An Atlantic European context for some emerging patterns in Irish Bronze Age burials
  • 16.35 Peter Bray (Rhydychen/Oxford): Metal, metallurgy and identity: A new overview of the chemical composition of Bronze Age Swords
  • 16.55 closing discussion led by Barry Cunliffe (Oxford)

PDF Details

£25 including tea and coffee. For registration form, contact [broken up to prevent email harvesting] a [dot] elias [at] cymru [dot] ac [dot] uk

To register online click here.