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April 2017


People of the Heath Talk

20 April 2017 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Cremation urn in Barrow 8 on Petersfield Heath

On Thursday 20 April at 7pm George Anelay, co-Director of the People of the Heath project, will talk about the latest exciting developments from the Heath. He will particularly focus on the two excavation seasons carried out on Petersfield Heath in 2016. Highlights from these include the discovery of two Bronze Age cremation urns from different styles of barrow, together with the investigation of two fascinating enclosure monuments. This talk will is FREE but booking via Petersfield Museum is essential. Please contact…

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June 2017

Regional Barrows Survey – Open Seminar

14 June 2017 2:00 pm5:00 pm

OPEN SEMINAR A profusion of Barrows The People of the Heath survey of prehistoric barrows in the Rother Valley region, West Sussex & Hampshire   One major objective of the People of the Heath project, hosted by Petersfield Museum, is to put the project’s focal site, Petersfield Heath, into its regional context. Petersfield Heath is home to one of the most impressive cemeteries of Early Bronze Age barrows in south-east England yet had been neglected and remained poorly known prior…

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Heath Artists Exhibition at Petersfield Museum

27 June 2017 10:00 am8 July 2017 4:00 pm

As part of the People of the Heath project, a group of local artists display their responses to the excavations and finds in different media. The exhibition runs during museum open times (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm) between 27th June and 8th July. Standard Museum entry charges apply.

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FREE Daily Excavation Tours

27 June 2017 4:30 pm15 July 2017 4:30 pm
Petersfield Heath Barrow Tour

The People of the Heath project has been excavating prehistoric burial mounds on Petersfield Heath since 2014. The final excavation runs from 27 June to 15 July 2017 and is your last chance to see inside these fascinating monuments. A FREE tour of the excavations will be lead by project archaeologist George Anelay every working day (Tuesdays to Saturdays) at 4.30pm, starting at the car park beside the Nursery School, Heath Road. No need to book, just turn up! Free…

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July 2017


Festival of Archaeology on Petersfield Heath

20 July 2017 10:00 am3:30 pm

On the 20th of July the People of the Heath project in partnership with Petersfield Museum and Winchester University will be running a day of archaeological activity on Petersfield Heath. Get the chance to see archaeological excavations of a Bronze Age barrow being undertaken by students from Winchester University, or our Mesolithic camp site. Get the opportunity to handle some of the objects discovered during the excavations as well as other objects from Petersfield Museums archive and hold the past in…

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January 2018

Seminar with Dr Clément Nicolas: “Arrows of Warriors and Chiefs along the Channel at the Dawn of Metallurgy”

17 January 2018 6:30 pm

Join Dr Clément Nicolas for this special seminar Arrows of Warriors and Chiefs along the Channel at the Dawn of Metallurgy Dr Nicolas is a leading expert on flint arrowheads, graves and societies of the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age. His researches have covered material in France, Britain, southern Scandinavia and central Europe. His expertise includes an in-depth knowledge of the technology behind the flint-working necessary for barbed and tanged arrowheads. In January he will be over here to study…

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March 2018


FREE walk – The Trundle, West Sussex

9 March 2018 1:30 pm3:30 pm
The Trundle

**PLEASE NOTE** The date of this walk has been changed to Friday 9th March due to the recent snow. If you would like to book a place, please contact us The People of the Heath project is offering a free tour around the Trundle on Friday 2nd March led by George Anelay.   The Trundle boasts two very significant sites, a Neolithic causewayed enclosure and an Iron Age hillfort, both of which dominate the coastal plain lying to the south.…

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Dr Stuart Needham looks at a Bronze Age burial urn excavated at Petersfield Heath

Peopling the Heath – Petersfield Heath and its Region in Prehistory

24 March 2018 9:30 am5:30 pm
Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Road
Petersfield, NH GU31 4EA
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Join us for this conference as we come to the end of the People of the Heath project and learn about some of the discoveries we have made.   The People of the Heath community-participation project began in 2014 and has now completed its fieldwork programme. Six seasons of excavation into Bronze Age barrows on Petersfield Heath have yielded exciting results relating to burials, monument forms and the contemporary environment. Also investigated was a rich Mesolithic site on the Heath…

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April 2018

Old Winchester Hill

FREE walk – Old Winchester Hill **RESCHEDULED**

11 April 2018 10:15 am12:00 pm

**RESCHEDULED** Due to the weather this walk has been rescheduled to 11th April. People of the Heath project is offering a free tour around Old Winchester Hill on Wednesday 4 April led by Dr Stuart Needham.   Old Winchester Hill, overlooking the Meon Valley, has a superb Iron Age hillfort and a fine Early Bronze Age barrow cemetery, plus other ancient traces. The walk will convene at the main carpark (SU 645 214) at 10.15. Space in the carpark is…

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June 2018

Dr Stuart Needham looks at a Bronze Age burial urn excavated at Petersfield Heath

People of the Heath Special Exhibition at Petersfield Museum

12 June 2018 10:00 am24 November 2018 4:00 pm
Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse
Petersfield, GU32 3HX
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People of the Heath: Bronze Age Barrows in Petersfield 12 June - 24 November 2018   Come to Petersfield Museum to see this special exhibition displaying some of the amazing finds from the Heath Barrows.   See the Mesolithic flints and Bronze Age burial urns and find out where they were found. See what archaeological techniques were used and learn about the people who created this barrow complex on Petersfield Heath 4000 - 3500 years ago.   Entrance fee to…

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