Peterborough Museum – The Barnack Beaker burial

November 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Peterborough Museum
Peterborough PE1 1LF

6th November 2018 7.30pm
The Barnack Beaker burial: The grave of an important man from the first age of metal

Discovered in 1974, the rich (4,200 year old) burial from Barnack, Cambridgeshire, has continued to yield secrets ever since. This talk presents recent research on the special set of objects that were placed with his body in the grave, including some of the most spectacular stone and gold objects found anywhere in Britain during this period: the first age of metal. It also presents the results from cutting edge scientific analysis of his human remains. These insights will then be set in the wider context of recent DNA studies that suggest the Barnack man belonged to a period of dramatic change that transformed Britain forever.

Dr Neil Wilkin is Curator of the Bronze age collection at The British Museum