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Pathways to the Past 2014 – 8th year
A weekend of walks & talks amongst the ancient sites of West Penwith
Saturday May 24th
10.00-12.30pm Where the ancestors lived
A guided walk with Cheryl Straffon & Lana Jarvis to visit sites around the Mulfra Hill area, including a Quoit, courtyard house settlements, and a reconstructed Bronze/Iron age dwelling house. Meet at Trythall school TR20 8XR (parking in school) SW451 342
2.00-4.30pm At the edge of the land
A guided walk with archaeologist David Giddings to visit Treryn Dinas cliff castle and discuss its function (defensive? ritualistic? burial?) and also see the logan stone.
Meet at Treen car park (pay & display) TR19 6LF. SW395 229
8.00-10.00pm The Neolithic Farming Revolution
An illustrated talk by Paul Bonnington about the time when hunter-gatherers began to settle in the land and build their first megalithic monuments. At the Count House at Botallack.
Sunday May 25th
11.00-12.30pm The Roger Farnworth tribute presentation
Fixing a prehistoric gaze on Roughtor
An illustrated talk by Peter Herring on Neolithic and Bronze Age landscape perception and landscape design on and around Bodmin Moor.
At the Count House at Botallack.
2.00-4.30pm Janey Tregear and the spriggans
A guided walk with archaeologist Adrian Rodda along the path at Bartinney Hill down to Chapel Euny wells and Carn Euny settlement and fogou, to hear the story of Janey Tregear and the spriggans. Meet at Chapel Carn Brea car park SW389 283
8.00-9.00pm Carwynnen Quoit restored
To round off the weekend, archaeologist Richard Mikulski will talk about and the excavations and re-erection of Carwynnen Quoit. A great opportunity to hear it about it all first-hand.
At the North Inn, Pendeen
Each individual event £3 but free to members of FOCAS (Friends of Cornwall’s Ancient Sites). You can join FOCAS at the beginning of the individual event, or by telephoning 07927 671612, or by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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