19th May 2021 Beacons of the Past – Investigating a prehistoric Chilterns

Beacons of the Past is a 3.5 year project part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Chiltern Society, and the National Trust, amongst others.  It’s purpose is to engage and inspire communities to discover, conserve, and enjoy the Chilterns’ Iron Age hillforts and their prehistoric chalk landscapes. Now at the project’s midpoint, Project Manager Wendy Morrison will present some of the results of the UK’s largest bespoke archaeological LiDAR survey, the project’s outreach programmes, and what shape the final 12 months will take.

Dr Wendy Morrison currently works for the Chilterns Conservation Board as Project Manager of the NLHF funded Beacons of the Past Hillforts project. She also is Senior Associate Tutor for Archaeology at the Oxford University Dept for Continuing Education. Wendy’s research areas are Prehistoric European Archaeology and Landscape Archaeology. She has over a decade’s excavation experience in Southern Britain, the Channel Islands, and India and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

For joining instructions for these free talks please contact John Lovelock – Secretary Hedgerley Historical Society  jdlovelock@btinternet.com

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