Fenland Archaeological Society to host talk on historical Stone Age Fens

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 November 2018

Fenland Archaeological Society will be holding a talk about the area in the Stone Age. Pictured is some Stone Age flint tools.

Fenland Archaeological Society will be holding a talk about the area in the Stone Age. Pictured is some Stone Age flint tools.

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Have you ever wondered what the Fens looked like during the Stone Age? If so, then book your seat at the next talk by Fenland Archaeological Society.

Guest speaker Lawrence Billington will present ‘Fenland before the flood’ on November 28 at Mendi’s Restaurant in Old Market Place Wisbech.

The talk will provide an overview of the hunter gatherer communities who lived in and around the area, from the earliest colonisation by small groups of hunters at the end of the last glacial period to the beginning of the Neolithic (c. 4000 BC).

This time span saw major changes in climate, sea levels, flora and fauna, and the record of archaeological activity will be related to a detailed understanding of these environmental changes.

The talk will emphasise the effects of changing landscapes on the lives of Stone Age hunter gatherers and explore the special opportunities that the Fens offer for studies of this period.

Lawrence Billington recently completed a PhD on the late upper palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Eastern England and he is currently post-excavation project officer at Oxford Archaeology East.

The presentation begins at 7.30pm.

Admission for non-members is £3. Booking is essential at info@fenarch.org.uk or by texting ‭07765 172450‬.

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