Archaeology

Knowlton Rings

June 20, 2022

Hidden Patterns in the South Dorset Landscape | Jonathan Harwood

The positions of churches in the South Dorset Landscape, when connected together by straight lines reveal deliberate and meaningful patterns. 

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A water meadow scene, near Dorchester by Henry Joseph Moule

June 19, 2022

The Magic and Myth of Watermeadows | Dr Kathy Stearne

The origins of water meadows are lost in medieval times. Surface water irrigation expanded in Wessex and throughout England from the sixteenth century and was a sustainable intensive integrated agricultural system until the twentieth century. This talk looks at the origins of water meadows in England.

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South Dorset Ridgeway Barrows

June 19, 2022

The Extraordinary Prehistoric Landscape Under Your Feet And Up The Hills | Steve Wallis

In this talk Steve Wallis is to explore the prehistoric landscape of the Dorchester area, covering the changes over time and the different types of monuments and remains.

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Susan_Greaney

May 17, 2022

A persistent place: a new chronology for Neolithic Dorchester

The area underneath and around the town of Dorchester was an important place for Neolithic people, who built a variety of monuments here over a period of 2000 years. In this talk, Dr Susan Greaney discusses the research project that has obtained radiocarbon dates from samples of antler picks, charcoal and human remains held in the Dorset Museum collection and has been able to build a brand new chronology for the monuments.

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Maiden-Castle-Skeletons

March 29, 2022

Quiet Open Evening

Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this relaxed late opening

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Ridgeway Vikings

March 29, 2022

The Ridgeway Vikings: New research and findings | Dr Heather Tamminen

Using modern digital technology, the sharp force of trauma on these individuals has been reappraised to see what new information can be learned.

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Hardys Wessex

March 29, 2022

Hardy’s Wessex

Join exhibition curator Harriet Still to hear more about the themes and stories of our landmark Hardy's Wessex exhibition.

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Roman Town House Tours

March 14, 2022

Roman Town House Tours

A guided tour of one of the best examples of a Roman Town House in England.

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Maiden-Castle-Skeletons

March 9, 2022

FREE | Adult Relaxed Evening

Join our friendly staff and explore Dorset Museum without noisy interactives or videos.

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