Qld: Lighting the Ancient World


Event Details


What clues can artefacts reveal about our past? Celebrate National Archaeology Week 2017 with the special Meet our Curator sessions at the Queensland Museum. View up close unique artefacts from the Museum’s archaeology collection, discover how archaeologists reconstruct human activity from fragments left behind and find out about research currently being conducted by museum archaeologists.

Date: 1-2pm every day from Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May 2017
Location: Discovery Centre, Level 3, Queensland Museum, cnr Grey & Melbourne, South Bank, South Brisbane
More information: http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2017/05/National+Archaeology+Week#.WPPVXlKB2Rs

On Monday 15 May:

Lighting the Ancient World with Dave Parkhill

Artificial lighting was widespread throughout the Ancient Roman World and was either generated by candles or terracotta lamps. Lamps were not only used in private and public buildings, but also in temples and as grave goods. Lamps are also a valuable tool to the archaeologist allowing them to date sites by comparing manufacturing materials and styles. In this Meet our Curator session you can view a selection of lamps from the Queensland Museum’s Archaeology collection and gain an insight into the different manufacturing processes.