History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
Mycenae from Myth to History
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
till 10 December, 2021
An exhibition of Robert McCabe's photographs of ancient Mycenae, taken in 1955 at the request of site director Alan Wace. The exhibition features the site and surrounds, with captions to incorporate local histories and people.
Allen Seaby's Archaeology for Children
until 21 February 2020
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
University of Reading
A temporary display on the children's archaeology books written by Allen Seaby, Professor of Fine Art at University College/University of Reading in the early 20th Century. Featuring many unpublished illustrations on loan relating to three of Seaby's books: Omrig and Nerla (Bronze Age); The Ninth Legion (Roman); and Alfred's Jewel (Anglo-Saxon).
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.