Cambridge Antiquarian Society have brought our attention to their forthcoming talk on “Rewilding’ Later Prehistory: Archaeological Wildlife and its Role in Contemporary Nature Recovery”
This has had to be postponed
takes place on Monday 5th February 2024 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Law Faculty, The David Williams Building, Sidgwick Site, West Rd, Cambridge.
The speaker, Dr Anwen Cooper, is a prehistorian at Oxford University.
They tell us this talk will present initial findings from the UKRI-funded ‘Rewilding’ later prehistory project – a collaboration between and Knepp Castle Estate, Oxford Archaeology, the Universities of Oxford, Exeter and York, Centre for Ancient Genomics, Toulouse, and Historic England. Through a study of human-landscape relationships during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Britain that puts wildlife centre-stage, the project aims to foreground the ‘wonder and enchantment’ of past wildlife and to create pathways for reconnecting with contemporary nature recovery practices. As well as verifying historical occurrences of species that may be reintroduced into ‘rewilded’ landscapes, the project will produce stories of long term landscape change and of past human-wildlife entanglements that can inspire current attempts to reconnect people with nature.
Further inforamtion at https://www.camantsoc.org/event/cas-talk-rewilding/?instance_id=69