Online Conference – Sourcing prehistoric materials new perspectives: the contribution and legacy of Joan Taylor


November 12, 2022    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Type

South West Implement Petrology Committee and The Prehistoric Society in association with the Devon Archaeological Society, Cornwall Archaeological Society and Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society welcome you to a free online conference on Saturday 12th November 2022.


Each session will include time for questions and discussion

Chairs: Frances Healy and Frances Lynch.

10:00 am Welcome and zoom housekeeping
10:10 am David Dawson – Joan Taylor’s contribution to stone artefact studies: an appreciation
10:40 am Alison Sheridan & Pierre Pétrequin – Neolithic Alpine axeheads: the impact of Projet JADE on stone axehead studies
11:10 am Jon Baczkowski – Alongside axes: A re-analysis of the Early Neolithic flint mines of Sussex
11:40 am Christina Tsoraki – Microwear on stone artefacts and stone tools from Upton Lovell G2a.
12:10 am Discussion

12:30 am Lunch Break

13:15 pm Christopher Standish – The application of geochemistry to archaeological studies of gold
13:45 pm Katharina Becker – The social context of goldwork in Ireland- lunulae and later
14:15 pm Chris Carey and Andy M Jones – Detecting the earliest tin working in Cornwall

14:45 pm Break

15:00 pm Ben Roberts and Alan Williams – Great Orme copper mining and the Bronze Age metals trade: highlighting Joan Taylor’s contribution to current scholarship
15:30 pm Emma Wager – The role of Neolithic stone quarrying in the development of Bronze Age copper mining at Great Orme mine
16:00 pm Richard Bradley – A summary overview.
16:30 – 16:40 pm conclusion

Zoom Registration Info:

Meeting ID: 826 9270 5364
Passcode: 046484