History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
Layers of History: How Leonard Horner and Joseph Hekekyan applied geological stratigraphy to Egyptology
20 February, 6-7pm
Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Meira Gold (Cambridge) discusses the role of geology in early Egyptology through mid-19th century excavations at Memphis and Heliopolis.
Unlocking the Lawrence Collection
Society of Antiquaries Library
Open during Library hours, 10-5 Mon-Fri
A display of photographs taken by archaeologist Thomas Edward Lawrence, later "Lawrence of Arabia" from the Society's collections. The photographs cover Lawrence's cycling holidays in France, during his days as a student at Oxford University.
From skull measurements to ancient DNA: putting John Thurnam’s collection of antiquities in their prehistoric and archaeological context
24 April 2018, 6-7pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Neil Wilkin (The British Museum) explores the life and intellectual context of 19th century antiquarian and physician John Thurnam, whose collection of artefacts relating to the prehistory of Britain was sold after his death to the British Museum. Through his interest in ancient human remains, he drew conclusions about race and identity; a history that reflects an enduring interest in the DNA of ancient peoples and how that interest ties into modern concerns.
Neil Wilkin's blog post discussing various strands of the talk can be found here.