Autumn Meeting 2018 - Houses of the Dead

Houses of the Dead
Organisers: Alistair Barclay, Jim Leary and David Field
10.30am-5.00pm Monday 5th November 2018
The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, the British Museum, London
NB Please organise your own refreshments / lunch: we only provide afternoon tea!


10.00 Coffee (available for purchase in the outlets in the Great Court)

10.30 Welcome Tim Darvill and Introduction Alistair Barclay, Jim Leary and David Field

10.40 Hypogea and the clubhouse: Neolithic Malta's houses for the dead. Caroline Malone

11.00 Cicéron, c'est Poincaré Philippe Chambon 

11.20 Mind the gap: comparing formal chronologies for the end of continental longhouses and the start of British and Irish halls and long barrows Alasdair Whittle on behalf of Alex Bayliss, Lech Czerniak, Anthony Denaire, Philippe Lefranc, Arek Marciniak and Alasdair Whittle

11.40 Houses of the living, houses of the dead - a view from the Polish lowlands Joanna Pyzel 

12.00 The life and death of the longhouse: the story from the continent Penny Bickle

12.20 Houses of Dead Relatives? Patterns of ancestry and kinship in human remains from Early Neolithic monuments and caves Tom Booth

12.40 Measuring up – houses, enclosures, mounds. Roy Loveday


1.00 Lunch


2.00 Houses Foundational: Gathering Histories at Dorstone Hill, Herefordshire. Keith Ray and Julian Thomas

2.20 New work on long barrows in Lincolnshire -Denise Drury and Tim Allen

2.40 A Dialogue with the Dead? The relationship between an Early Neolithic house/hall and a tomb on Holy Island, Anglesey, Northwest Wales. Jane Kenney

3.00 Timber structures at Gwernvale and Dyffryn Lane, Powys. Bill Britnell


3.20 Tea


3.40 House of the living, house of the dead: an open and shut case from Ballyglass, Co. Mayo?Jessica Smyth

4.00 Gone but not forgotten: uses for timber structures in Early Neolithic Ireland Andrew Whitefield

4.20 Kinnes revisited: Early Neolithic domestic & funerary structures in Scotland Alison Sheridan


4.40 Discussion Frances Healy


5.00 End

5 November 2018

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