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‘Scilly through the Ages’ is an illustrated talk given by local archaeologist, Dr Katharine Sawyer, who also guides archaeological trips and walking holidays in the islands. The talk lasts about an hour and 10 minutes and covers the archaeology and history of Scilly over the last 8,000 years.

Katharine looks at the impact of rising sea levels on Scilly and at what is known about the earliest occupants of the islands, using images of recent excavations as well as of extant sites and artefacts. Her talk follows the history of the archipelago through later prehistoric settlement and the mediaeval period.

She concludes by reviewing the fortifications of the 16th and 17th centuries, the everyday life of islanders in the post-mediaeval period, the impact of Augustus Smith’s tenancy of  Scilly and 19th and 20th century history.

Katharine is happy to take questions and to discuss the islands’ archaeology and history.

Event Dates & Times

2019 Season (8 Apr 2019 - 7 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday20:15 - 21:30
Tuesday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

* * Doors open 7.45pm.
Please note there will not be a show on 29/4, 6/5, 17/6. 29/7, 12/8. 19/8

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