Geologist Dr Jana Horak and archaeologist Dr Alison Sheridan investigate the Chalcolithic (Copper Age) and Bronze Age gold objects that still dazzle and amaze us today.

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Gold has been treasured as a rare and precious material ever since it was first used in Britain nearly 4500 years ago. Our Chalcolithic (Copper Age) and Bronze Age gold objects still dazzle and amaze us. But there is much that we still need to find out about which sources of gold had been used, how objects were made, and how the know-how to extract and work gold was passed on.

Join geologist Dr Jana Horak and archaeologist  Dr Alison Sheridan as they investigate these and other questions. 


Supported by The Arts and Humanities Research Council

Arts & Humanities Research Council   National Museum Wales

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AHRC Research Network on gold in Britain’s auriferous regions, 2450–800 BC

Gold has been treasured as a rare and precious material ever since it was first used in Britain nearly 4500 years ago. This joint project with Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales will investigate Chalcolithic (Copper Age) and Bronze Age gold objects.
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Gold object of the week

Each week, we shall be featuring a gold object from this period that has been found in Britain’s auriferous (gold-bearing) regions: Scotland, Wales, and north-west and south-west England.
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Event information

When

20 Sep 2018
18:30 – 19:45 (Doors open 18:00)

Where

Auditorium. Entry via Lothian Street.

How much

Free, booking required

Booking information

Age 14+

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