Talk: Gold in the Bronze Age

Thursday 2 March, 1pm – 2pm
Places must be pre-booked 

Neil Wilkin, Curator, Early Europe (Neolithic & Bronze Age collections) at the British Museum will give a talk about the significance of gold in the Bronze Age, celebrating the arrival of the British Museum Spotlight Loan Gathering light: A Bronze Age golden sun.

What impact did the start of metalworking have on communities and trade across Britain and what kinds of decorative objects were made? This talk will explore the importance of the Shropshire Sun pendant and decorative gold items from the Heathery Burn hoard in County Durham.

Places must be pre-booked via the “Book Now” button or the Museum Shop.  

Gathering light is generously supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe. With additional funding from The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust for accompanying activities.

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