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31st May 2022

Helen Thirza-Addyman Lecture

7:00pm – 8:30pm | Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St. John’s University

The Helen Thirza Addyman Lecture 2022 –

Communication, connectivity…combs: big stories written at the molecular level

In this talk, Steve Ashby will discuss recent and ongoing work that draws on a somewhat unlikely source to answer big questions about Viking-Age Europe. Through applying novel biomolecular techniques to the study of hair combs found in settlement and burial contexts across Britain and northern Europe, we are now able to refine and redraw the chronology and geography of the Viking world.


This year the Helen Thirza Addyman Lecture can also be accessed virtually. Book tickets here.

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