Museum Talks: The Prehistoric Archaeology of Burry Holms

Today Burry Holms is a tidal island off the coast of Gower. However, around 10,000 years ago the landscape was very different – the sea was further away and it was an inland hill. It was the settlement of early Mesolithic hunter-gatherer-fishers who seasonally lived their lives here. This talk will present the results of museum excavations on the island and the evidence recovered about the past landscape and environment on Burry Holms and the people who lived here. As well as Mesolithic archaeology the research has also re-evaluated finds from a Bronze Age barrow on the island excavated early in the 20th century. The recent excavations recovered evidence for an Iron Age roundhouse and associated use of the island later in prehistory defined by the promontory fort that cuts the island today.

This talk will be delivered in the curator’s first language: English.

Cost Pay What You Can – Suggested Donation: £5


Aug 19 2021


6:00 pm - 6:45 pm






Museum Talks