On Friday 4th March at the Dorset County Museum, Professor of Prehistory, Bruce Bradley, University of Exeter talks about the month he spent excavating on the island of Zhokov, several miles north of Siberia and well inside the Arctic Circle, investigating a unique frozen Mesolithic site.
The site had been discovered by accident several years earlier by the military and was identified as Mesolithic when pieces of timber, which is not naturally present on the island, were radio-carbon dated to 8000 years old.
This talk is about the challenges of excavating in permafrost and the wide range of objects and flint/bone tools discovered.
The lecture will take place in the Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall and is FREE to the public; however a donation of £3 encouraged to cover costs. Doors open at 7.00pm and talks start at 7.30pm.