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Rock art depicting a Bezoar goat

Press Release - 01 March 2007

Free public lecture: Volcanic rock art in Armenia

Local people have the opportunity to hear about prehistoric rock art in Armenia, in a free public lecture at the University of Bath on Wednesday 7 March.

Fay Stevens, from the Ukhtasar Rock Art Research Project, will speak about the art and archaeology in an extinct volcano within the Syunik mountain range in south-eastern Armenia.

“The Ukhtasar Rock Art Research Project is studying the rock art in terms of its composition, considering how the rock art relates to its location within the volcanic crater and its wider landscape setting,” said Ms Stevens.

“The lecture will present the outcomes of our initial work at this site, present our plans for the forthcoming field systems and explore new ways that we can record, engage with and interpret the art of prehistoric societies.”

Ms Stevens lectures in archaeology at the University of London and at Oxford, Reading and Bristol universities. She also teaches part-time archaeology courses run by the University of Bath’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and has quickly built up a strong following among students.

Ms Steven’s research focuses on the social construction of prehistoric landscapes and she is completing a PhD thesis on the landscape setting of Bronze Age metalwork findposts in south-west Britain.

Admission for the lecture is free and people can just turn up on the evening. Free parking is available in the West Car Park. The lecture runs from 5.15pm until 6.15pm in the lecture hall 8 West 1.1 on the Claverton campus.

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