News and events

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Upcoming LPFG events

Later Prehistoric Finds Group Online Symposium

What’s new with Bronze Age and Iron Age finds?
6th November 2020, 10am – 6pm

Join us on Zoom for a day of talks and friendly discussion, focusing on the latest work on later prehistoric finds. It’s free of charge to attend.

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Please feel free to download  our event flyer and circulate it.

We have an exciting programme of speakers:

  • Clodagh O’Sullivan: Deposition in Iron Age Ireland.
  • George Prew: The kaleidoscopic corpse: A multifaceted approach to the study of Iron Age funerary dress at Osteria dell’Osa
  • Natasha Harlow: Making an offering: Recent finds from Venta Icenorum.
  • Edward Caswell: Keep calm and query on: Presentation a new database for Bronze Age hoards found in Britain.
  • Elizabeth Foulds: A new Bronze Age hoard from County Durham.
  • Andrew Reynolds: Do the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age hoards of Wales and the Marches suggest a selective and reflective continuum of deposition?
  • Chris Cumberpatch: Recent work on late prehistoric pottery in eastern and north-eastern Yorkshire.
  • Ermelinda Trinder: Breaking-up for the broken community: Bronze and Iron Age Albanian pottery fragmentation in burial mounds.
  • Emily Freeman and Matt Knight: Only swords and horses: A recent Late Bronze Age hoard from Peebles (the story so far!).
  • Alex Bliss: Re-appraising and Re-classifying: A new look at the corpus of miniature socketed axes from Britain.
  • Peter Reavill: Beyond the bulla: An exploration of high-status later prehistoric multi-period metalwork deposition and the creation of societal memory.
  • Jennifer Beamer: Are textile tools not ‘special’(?): Reviewing depositional histories.
  • Tiffany Treadway: The cognitive development of prehistoric wetland deposition tradition through mnemonics.
  • Rebecca Ellis: A warrior’s emblem or part of the feast? Board and pigs in La Tène art in England and Wales.
  • Tess Machling and Roland Williamson: Live gold working!

Other upcoming events

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Past events

  • The 2019 LPFG conference was titled Crafting Identities: making and using objects in the Bronze and Iron Ages It was held on Saturday 26th October at National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • The 2018 LPFG conference was titled The Matter in Hand: New Research on Later Prehistoric FindsIt was held at the British Museum on Monday 29th October 2018, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Download the programme/poster here and see details of the papers below.
  • The 2016 LPFG  conference was titled From Every Object a Story and was held at the National Museum Wales Cardiff, Amgueddfa Cymru and in University of Bristol Department of archaeology and anthropology on 19th – 20th November
  • The 2015 LPFG conference was held together with the Prehistoric Society and was titled Tales the River tells: Later prehistoric finds from in and around the Thames and was held at the British Museum and the Museum of London on Monday 20th April
  • The 2014 LPFG meeting was held at the WISE centre in Hull and Hull Museum on Friday 24th October
  • In 2013 the first LPFG meeting was held at the British Museum on Friday 11th October

Past IARSS prizes

  • The 22nd Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS) University of Cardiff 29th – 31st May 2019. LPFG awarded a prize for best finds paper to Tiffany Treadwell for her paper on “Analysis of Wetland Depositional Practices in Iron Age Wales and Scotland”
  • The 21st Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS) University of Kent, 30th May – 2nd June 2018. LPFG awarded a prize for best finds paper to Meredith Laing for her paper: “Making an impression: using fingerprint analysis to investigate demographics of pottery production”