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Living Sustainably in North Yorkshire - 11,000 years ago

Monday 13 February 2023, 6.00PM to 19:00

Speaker(s): Dr Stephanie Piper

For millennia, humans have faced dramatic changes in climate and their environment. Until agriculture arrived around 6,000 years ago in Britain, people lived as hunter-gatherer-fishers, moving around the landscape, returning to significant places, and modifying it to suit their needs; these lifeways continued to endure after the arrival of farming. In this interactive lecture, we will discuss how archaeological evidence from an 11,000-year-old site near Scarborough, and other locations from across Yorkshire inform us about the sustainability of hunter-gatherer lifeways, how people lived through climatic uncertainty, and whether we in the present day might learn from the resilience of people in the past.

Location: LMB/002 (and online and recorded)

Admission: Free