An interesting talk on unearthed archaeology will be held in Poundbury next month.

Dr Katherine Walker will be presenting the talk entitled 'Taking Sides: The ‘Scandinavian-Type’ Flint Axe in Britain'. Dr Walker is a visiting research fellow at Bournemouth University.

Neolithic connections between Scandinavia and Britain have been largely dismissed in recent years, and characteristic rectangular-sectioned axe-heads have been written out of accounts of prehistory as modern collectors’ losses. An axe-head from Julliberrie’s Grave non-megalithic long barrow, Chilham, Kent, is cited as one of the few ‘credible’ examples. This talk is a presentation of the evidence and the detective work needed to ascertain the credibility of the axe-heads, and situates it in the ‘bigger picture’ of cross-sea connections.

Dr Walker is a prehistorian specialising in the Neolithic of northwest Europe and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University. She gained a first class degree in Archaeology from the University of Bristol; an MA in the European Neolithic from Cardiff University, funded by the AHRC; and a PhD from the University of Southampton entitled ‘Axe-heads and Identity: an Investigation into the Roles of Identity Formation in Neolithic Britain'.

This lecture is being held at the Brownsword Hall, Poundbury on Friday, February 2 from 7.30pm.

Space is restricted so tickets should be booked by calling 01305 756827.