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The Bronze Age (broadly c2000BC-c1000BC) marked a period of considerable change in Cornwall, reflected in the archaeological record as the earlier cairns, standing stones and stone circles were incorporated into the farming communities’ rapidly growing patterns of hamlets, fields and commons. Cornwall has featured significantly in a recent burgeoning of research into ancient landscape. Pete has recently been involved in ground breaking work using optically stimulated luminescence profiling and dating to demonstrate the prehistoric origins of distinctive Cornish field systems, for example at Bosigran in West Penwith.
Bio: Pete Herring is a Cornish landscape historian, now recently retired after working as Head of Historic Places Investigation, South and West at Historic England. Before that he was Head of Assessment for English Heritage and had previously worked for over twenty years as a landscape archaeologist for the Cornwall Archaeological Unit and for Cornwall County Council’s Historic Environment Service. He has published and lectured on a wide range of aspects of Cornwall’s historic landscape.
This talk will be held at The Queen’s Hotel, Penzance on Thursday, 24th November 2022.
Entry is free however registration is required.
To register please email John Riley at: email@example.com
For more information please read the following pdf: Flyer for 24 Nov 2022 Pete Herring Penzance Lecture