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Maiden Castle

June 20, 2022

VIP Archaeology: From the Neolithic to the Medieval, the archaeology of the Dorset Visual Impact Provision | John Boothroyd

Working on behalf of National Grid on its Dorset Visual Impact Provision (VIP) just outside Dorchester, a team of more than 25 archaeologists spent almost two years excavating and recording a wealth of evidence for human activity dating back 6000 years.

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Maiden Castle

June 20, 2022

The Durotriges Project | Paul Cheetham

Of all the Iron Age tribes identified from pre-Roman Britain, the Durotriges are the most culturally distinct. Roughly occupying an area that equates with modern Dorset, together with significant parts of southern Wiltshire and south-eastern Somerset, the pottery, coinage, settlements and burial practices of the Durotriges clearly marks them out from their contemporary tribal neighbours the Atrebates, Belgae, Dumnonii and Dobunni.

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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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Hardy’s Wessex

May 27, 2022

Museum after hours

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

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Susan_Greaney

May 17, 2022

A persistent place in folded time: a new chronology for the Dorchester Neolithic monument complex, Dorset by Dr Susan Greaney

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

Museum after hours

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

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Maiden-Castle-Skeletons

March 29, 2022

Museum after hours

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

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