Free Talk: People of the Heath with Stuart Needham Thursday 17th May Doors open 19.30 / Talk starts 20.00

Join us for the first in our summer series of FREE talks at Butser Ancient Farm.
Stuart Needham from the ‘People of the Heath’ project will be exploring the Bronze Age
barrowscape of the Rother Valley region.
People of the Heath is a community project hosted by the Petersfield Museum to
understand and conserve Petersfield’s prehistoric barrows. This four year project is focused
on a remarkable but little-known prehistoric monument complex on the edge of Petersfield
Town dating to the Early Bronze Age, between 2200 and 1500 BC. Although designated as
Scheduled Ancient Monuments, the large group of barrows (burial and ritual monuments)
spread across Petersfield Heath has seen no active research since it was mapped in the
1930s and there is no record at all of any past excavations. Yet it is one of the most
impressive and diverse barrow cemeteries to have survived in south east England, boasting
at least 21 monuments representing five or six different types.
There will be five FREE talks throughout the summer on a Thursday evening. Doors open at
7.30 with the talk to start at 8.00. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be available to
purchase in the shop.
FREE but online booking essential.
Contact 02392 598838 / /