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History Talks – Life and Death in the Bronze Age by Edward Martin

March 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Edward Martin

Although the Bronze Age ended around 2,700 years ago, this period witnessed momentous events that still resonate today. As well as marking the point when metals entered into the human consciousness, new research is also indicating that this was a time of dramatic population change across much of Europe, including the British Isles – and we are the inheritors of that change.

Archaeology provides us a way of seeing these distant ancestors of ours, sometimes even to the extent of preserved bodies and their actual clothing. And, yes, there is evidence of the Bronze Age in the Orford area!

Edward Martin worked as an archaeologist with Suffolk County Council for many years, specialising in prehistory and historic landscape studies. He has written and lectured widely on the archaeology, history, landscape, buildings and gardens of East Anglia, and particularly of Suffolk. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Vice-President and past Chairman of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, Chairman of the Suffolk Gardens.

Tickets are limited to 60 per talk.
Friends of Orford Museum £12 a talk and non-members £15.
Book three talks £30 (non-members £36), Rover ticket (7 talks) £65 (non-members £75).

To book your place, email info@orfordmuseum.org.uk saying which talks you would like to attend.

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