Revisiting the Palaeolithic: 15 Years of Research in the East Midlands

October 8, 9.30am
To celebrate completion of the Historic England-funded revision of the Resource Assessment for the Palaeolithic period in the East Midlands, the East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework team is jointly organising this conference with the Council for British Archaeology East Midlands group, with which it is closely linked.

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To celebrate completion of the Historic England-funded revision of the Resource Assessment for the Palaeolithic period in the East Midlands, the East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework team is jointly organising this conference with the Council for British Archaeology East Midlands group, with which it is closely linked.

This conference will consider how the last 15 years of research into the Palaeolithic period, since publication of The Archaeology of the East Midlands in 2006, have developed our understanding of the Palaeolithic in the region. We will place particular emphasis upon novel approaches to prospection, investigation and curation, and how these are being applied to Palaeolithic sites across the East Midlands.

From 9.30 am Registration; tea, coffee and biscuits

10.30 am Welcome and introduction. David Knight (York Archaeology)

10.45 am KeynoteProspecting for the Palaeolithic in Terrain Incognito. Dr Andy Howard, Landscape Research Management.

11.30 am Curating the Palaeolithic. Prof. Rob Hosfield, Dr Rob Batchelor, Dr Chris Green of the University of Reading, and Dr Hannah Fluck of Historic England.

12.00 pm Lunch

1.30 pm A Late Glacial open-air site at Bradgate Park. Dr Lynden Cooper, Pre-Construct Archaeology.

2.00 pm The Late Upper Palaeolithic at Farndon Fields, Nottinghamshire: Looking back, looking forwards. Daryl Garton, Ice Age Journeys.

2.30 pm An Update on Works Undertaken at Brooksby Quarry, Leicestershire. Matt Beamish, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).

3.00 pm Tea, coffee and biscuits

3.30 pm How deep is the Palaeolithic? Recent archaeological investigations at Creswell Crags. Dr Kevin Kuykendall, University of Sheffield.

4.00 pm Humans versus the post-Devensian Landscape. Ian Ross, Chairman of Ice Age Insights

4.30 pm Final remarks

5.00 pm Close

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