Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge [S-18-49]

Presenter: Shinu Anna Abraham
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 2:30 PM 03/13

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Stonehenge, a remarkable megalithic monument in southern England, has captured the attention and curiosity of visitors for thousands of years. Even the Romans in the first centuries AD speculated about its origins. Theories about Stonehenge have ranged from the speculative to the bizarre, in part because most of us know little about archaeological data on the people who built and used it. This talk will provide an overview of Stonehenge, the many stories and myths surrounding it, and – most importantly – the recent excavations that are transforming the way archaeologists interpret the site and its significance.

Shinu Anna Abraham is an archaeologist, a member of the Department of Anthropology at SLU. Her specialty is ancient India and the ancient Indian Ocean world in the first centuries AD, including the maritime trade of these ancient communities. Currently, she is studying the manufacture of ancient Indian glass, and how and why ancient Indian glass beads were traded all around the Indian Ocean.

Cap: 50

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