Restarting Real, Physical Guided Walks!

Kevin Flude leading a guided walk on the South Bank
Kevin Flude leading a guided walk on the South Bank

The good news is that I am starting doing real physical Guided Walks again at the end of May.  We are going to start giving an Archaeology walk every Thursday evening at 6.30.   I am sharing them with a colleague, Leo Heaton.  She is doing the first on on the 20th May, and I am doing the second on the 27th May.  Later we plan to do another walk in the afternoon.  I am also putting together a series of special, repertory walks for London walks running throughout the summer.  To book click here

PREHISTORIC SITES IN THE LONDON AREA

London before the Romans
View of London from the SE as it might have looked before the Roman Invasion

In researching my Prehistoric Virtual Walk (Sunday 25/04/21 Details) I came across many great sites of interest. Here are a few

Barn Elms – London’s Oppidum?

This is a lecture by Alex Barnes – only 15 minutes, long and about a site in South West London that just might be an important Iron Age centre of power, which might explain all that great metalwork found in the River Thames over the centuries.

Barn Elms talk

The Early River Thames – the Iron Age and Before

This is a lecture by Jon Cotton in the Gresham College Series.

Gives interesting insights.

The Early River Thames

Horton Neolithic Houses

I don’t know how I missed this site, as it was reported in archaeological magazines I read, but it is an amazing multi-period site in the Thames Valley. Excavations before gravel extraction have shown a particularly amazing sequence of Neolithic and Bronze Age discoveries.

They found 4 or 5 early Neolithic Houses, about 15% of those that have been found in the entire UK, and an amazing placed deposit, which contained a collection of objects dating back thousands of years. In effect, a ‘museum’ collection.

I’ll let you read it from the horse’s mouth. To read click here.

Screenshot of Wessex Archaeology's page on the excavations of Kingsmede Quarry, Horton.