FEAG talk 'Shining light on an old treasure: the Iron Age hoards from Snettisham, Norfolk' by Jody Joy

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14.02.2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Shining light on an old treasure: the Iron Age hoards from Snettisham, Norfolk' by Jody Joy (MAA)
Thursday 14th February 2019 at 7:30pm
Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA

Over the past 60 years, astounding discoveries of precious metal objects, including torcs, bracelets and finger rings, have been made at Ken Hill, Snettisham, Norfolk. In total, 14 separate groups of objects, or hoards, dating to the second and first centuries BC have been discovered. Jody Joy is currently coordinating a major research project including a comprehensive scientific analysis of the objects and a reassessment of the site. He will discuss the results of the project, specifically the discovery of sophisticated metalworking techniques such as surface enrichment and mercury gilding.

Jody Joy is Senior Curator of Archaeology at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, responsible for British and European Archaeology. He previously worked at the British Museum, where he was Curator of European Iron Age Collections for eight years. He specializes in the archaeology of northwest Europe during the first millennium BC but his research interests also include the later Bronze Age and early Roman periods.All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.