29th May 2019:

The Lithic Studies Society and Oxford Archaeology invite you to find out more about southern England’s prehistoric past through the extensive worked stone collections held at Janus House, Oxford.

The Lithic Studies Society was founded to advance knowledge of, and education and research in, lithic studies, and celebrates its fourtieth anniversary this year. This open day is a chance to handle stone tools dating from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age and to speak to the experts on hand to examine how these fascinating objects were created and what they tell us about hunter-gatherer societies during last the Ice Age 100,000 years ago through to the farming communities of the Bronze Age 3,000 years ago. Lithic specialists from both OA South and OA East will be at the event to showcase discoveries from a wide range of historic and recent excavations.

The event takes place at Oxford Archaeology's South office in Osney Mead on Saturday 15th June 2019 between 10am and 3pm. Janus House is a 15-minute walk from Oxford train station and a 20-minute walk from Oxford bus station. There is a limited number of parking spaces directly outside the office.

Make sure to register for a free ticket on the event’s Eventbrite page in advance and feel free to drop in at any point in the day.