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This partnership exhibition with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the iwi's eviction from their ancestral lands on Takaparawhā Bastion Point.
What is the connection between Stonehenge and the legendary King Arthur? Join Dr Lindsay Diggelmann, Senior Lecturer in History, and also Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland, to find out.
Stonehenge has become an icon of world prehistory, yet the familiar trilithons and post-and-lintel construction are only part of the story, it was once part of a living culture's traditions. Join Professor Timothy Darvill as he explores the monuments meaning to its contemporary people.
The last two decades have witnessed a renewed and invigorated interest in Stonehenge, manifesting in a series of major fieldwork projects. It now seems as though Stonehenge is becoming familiar - less of a mystery than it once was - but what are the questions that now face archaeologists?
Join Dr Andy Brown, Principal Archaeologist and Director of Horizon Archaeology, for his lecture on the Stones of Stonehenge project. The project is a joint endeavour between several leading UK archaeologists, which has involved a large-scale excavation and geophysical survey around the Preseli hills – the source of the bluestones of Stonehenge. The project has sought to both understand the origins of the stones and the wider Neolithic landscape of West Wales.
As a monument Stonehenge is both complex and curious. Why is it constructed of different rocks and why are some of these stones clearly part of other monuments? Why does it possess a unique architectural form? Join Colin Richards, Professor of Archaeology at the Archaeology Institute at the University of Highlands & Islands in Scotland, as he explores answers to these questions in his in person lecture.
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