On Thursday, February 18th, 2016 Glasgow Archaeological Society will be hosting a special lecture by Thomas Rees, titled A founder’s workshop from the Bronze Age? Excavations in the shadow of Hunterston. 

This is the Society's first lecture to be hosted in association with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, with the support of Sir Angus Grossart QC CBE DL LLD DLitt FRSE FSA Scot.

About the Lecture

Investigations during construction of the Western Link Convertor Station at Hunterston in Ayrshire revealed a small area of intense prehistoric activity. Excavation revealed a sequence of enclosures bounding a hollow within which were dense pit clusters, working surfaces and post-holes. Field evidence for bronze and iron smelting, founding and smithing (respectively) combined with late Bronze Age pottery suggests a remarkable discovery – an open air workshop from the Bronze Age.

Our guest lecturer, Thomas Rees, is a Fellow and a Member of the Glasgow Archaeological Society, and works as a Consultant Archaeologist with Rathmell Archaeology Limited, which he founded in 2003.

The lecture will begin at 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 2, Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow, and is free and open to all.