It’s long been thought that Stonehenge served as an ancient calendar, given its alignment with the solstices.
Research by BU’s Professor Tim Darvill has identified how it may have worked as a solar calendar, with the stones acting as a physical representation of the year to help keep track of the days, weeks and months.
Professor Darvill will share his insights, and more about his research, in our next online public lecture.
The Secrets of Stonehenge event takes place on Thursday 18 May from 7pm – 8.30pm. Following Professor Darvill’s talk, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and take part in a live discussion.
It is the final event in BU’s 2022/23 online public lecture series, which showcases the university’s research and expertise across different areas.
Find out more and book your place
BU will host the 35th meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) on the 16-18 December 2013. TAG is a lively international meeting that promotes debate and discussion of issues in theoretical archaeology.
BU last held TAG back in 1997, a meeting that is still remembered for its strong international profile and also some rather disruptive snow-showers! This year we anticipate 300-400 delegates, many of whom will be undergraduate and postgraduate students. Indeed, TAG
is rather unique in the sense it is run by students (overseen by faculty) for students. It presents a valuable opportunity to fuse academic research with student learning, exploring new and topical ideas and showcasing original work.
More details will be posted in due course by event-leader Professor Timothy Darvill.