FESTIVAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 2022: LIFE AND DEATH IN THE EARLY IRON AGE

Celebrating the Festival of Archaeology 2022

Booking is required for this ticketed event

Takes place in the Headley Lecture Theatre at the Museum


With Dr Jennifer Foster, Dept of Archaeology, Reading and Dept of Continuing Education, Oxford

Halstatt in the Alps in Austria was the location of an important early Iron Age cemetery (800-600BC). This archaeological site and the salt mine next to it have been excavated from the 1860s onwards.

Some of the finds from the Halstatt cemetery were donated by John Evans to the Ashmolean and are being studied at present.

These finds give us a good idea of life and death in the early Iron Age, from ornaments and weapons, to food that was eaten, and gender differences in society.


BOOKING

The event will take place online and in-person at the Ashmolean.

Booking is essential and tickets are £7.

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