Northumbria Rock Art
Dating back almost 6,000 years, prehistoric 'abstract' carvings are found on boulders and outcrops in often remote locations across northern Britain. The meaning of these carvings still eludes us, but recent research has shed new light on who might have created them and why. The day will begin with a short introductory lecture at St James’ Church Centre, Alnwick. Tertia will introduce you to the work she and her colleagues have been doing to identify, record and preserve these prehistoric engravings, and can discuss the latest ideas about their significance to our Neolithic and Bronze Age ancestors. You then will take our private coach for the day, and head into the wild Northumberland countryside to visit some of the most elaborate and enigmatic carvings known in this country. You will be walking for most of the day over rough and uneven terrain, with views of other prehistoric monuments such as Bronze Age burial cairns and Iron Age hillforts en route. Come prepared for all weathers!
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Meet your Experts
Dr Tertia Barnett
Andante Guide Lecturer
Dr Tertia Barnett is an archaeologist specialising in the rock art of Britain, Europe and North Africa. She currently runs a research project exploring Neolithic rock carvings in Scotland, based at Historic Environment Scotland, and is also an Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University.
Study Day -
Pick up at 10am from Alnmouth Train Station by coach or drive to to St. James’ Church Centre, Alnwick for 10.15am to meet Tertia for coffee/tea and an introductory presentation. We then leave for Roughting Linn near wooler the largest and most impressive open air rock art site in England.
After lunch at Café Maelmin we drive to Dodd Law, to see some unusual and intriguing rock carvings set against the backdrop of the Cheviot hills. Following a private visit to Chatton arrive back at Alnmouth Station around 17:30/17.45
Tour dates & prices
|Tour Departure||Tour ID||Departure date||Guided by||Price||Availability|
|16 September 2023||AXNR230916||16 September 2023 (Saturday)||Dr Tertia Barnett||$240
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