[Lincs Heritage Series] Landscapes before the Dunes: the deep prehistory of Lincolnshire, with Sam Griffiths

Event date

15/02/2021

Event time

18:00 - 19:00

Event cost

Free

Explore Lincolnshire's landscapes before the dunes developed with Sam Griffiths, CITiZAN Community Archaeologist

Lincolnshire has a rich prehistoric past stretching back long before the dunes developed. The Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN) has been investigating this record as part of the Humberside Discovery Programme.

The county has been occupied by humans for at least the past 300 thousand years; including by the enigmatic Homo Neanderthalensis. The landscapes have changed drastically in this time including early dunes systems; large, open plain landscapes and ever-changing coastlines across the North Sea Basin. Humans have also changed throughout his period; both in looks but also in behaviour.

We’ll look at the changing coastlines of the county over the past 500 thousand years and how this effected our knowledge of the period. We’ll look closely at how those landscapes and environmental changes affected the people and animals that dwelt here in our deep past.

Sam Griffiths - CITiZAN Community Archaeologist
Sam Griffiths - CITiZAN Community Archaeologist

Investigations at sites like Welton-Le-Wold and Kirmington add to our knowledge of these early pioneers of Greater Lincolnshire and evidence from elsewhere in Northern Europe shows how they exploited the ever-changing coastlines and environments of the Pleistocene period.

This online talk will be hosted on Zoom. Email Tish Cookson TCookson@lincstrust.co.uk to book your free place, or click the link below to register through Eventbrite.

Meeting joining details will be sent to you shortly before the event.