Supernatural Power Dressing in Britain and Ireland, 2500–1500 BC
Dr Alison Sheridan, Head of Early Prehistory at National Museums Scotland and President of the Prehistoric Society
In this talk, Dr Sheridan will look at what the well-dressed aristocrats among our prehistoric forbears were wearing, over 3500 years ago.
Forget ideas of squat, grunting savages in bearskins and clubs – this was more like Posh n’ Becks style! Fine clothes and fancy jewellery were not just for showing off. Some things – especially jewellery made from amber and jet – may have been worn to protect the wearer, since people believed they had magical powers.
Anyone who has visited the NMS exhibition Amazing Amber (10 May–8 September 2013, free entry) will know how spectacular this jewellery was.
When – Wednesday 13th Nov. 2013
Where – Newlands Centre, Hall2
Time – 19:30 to 21:00
Cost – £3.00 (Inc Tea, Coffee and Biscuits)
Availability– Limited Places
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