Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival: Event 8

Sunday 26 May 4.30pm – 5.30pm (Sold Out)
Venue: Toll Gavel United Church Hall, Beverley

Ancient threads and enchanted garments:
Stories of preserved textiles from Iron Age and Roman Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

For the second of the festival lectures this year, we are delighted to welcome Professor Melanie Giles from the University of Manchester as she reveals more of the remarkable ancient history of the East Riding.

Ancient textiles, made of both vegetal and wool fibres, are rarely preserved in archaeological contexts due to their organic and fragile nature. In this talk, Melanie will share the story of some rare examples, ranging from the edge of Iron Age cloaks, bags and containers from Arras burials in East Yorkshire to threads and garments found with bog bodies dating to the early Roman period in North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Melanie Giles’ Bog Bodies: Awarded Book of the Year 2022 Current Archaeology Magazine

Please note there is a £1.50 administration fee per transaction.

Event Date: 26/05/2024 4:30 pm

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