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Huxley Lecture – Margaret Conkey

December 15 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


will be given by

Professor Margaret Conkey, University of California, Berkeley

Field Walking, Walking the Field: Anthropological Archaeology as Viewed from Deep Time

Friday 15 December 2017 at 5.30pm, in the BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.

In this talk I will begin with observations derived from a pedestrian archaeological survey project, Between the Caves, which I directed for nearly 15 years in the French Midi-Pyrénées. From walking the (plowed) fields, I move to how I came to this project as part of walking the field of anthropological archaeology for the past 50 years as a Paleolithic archaeologist engaged in the development of a feminist practice of and for archaeology. From often marginal perspectives in an ever-shifting disciplinary enterprise, I will consider several dimensions of what it means to do archaeology today especially when viewed from those of us who attempt to make sense of lives and histories from deep time.

The event is free, but places must be booked. Please book your place at https://conkey.eventbrite.co.uk

Enquiries to: RAI, 50 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5 BT; tel 020 7387 0455; email

Location: BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Centre
British Museum
Great Russell Street
United Kingdom


December 15 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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