Mill Hill Archaeology Study Society
some of our previous courses
|Life in Roman Britain|
10 classes: January 2017
|The Western Roman Empire|
10 classes: October 2016
|Early Roman Britain|
10 classes: October 2015
We studied various aspects of the Roman occupation of Britain.
|How It Was - Your Local Archaeology|
6 classes: April 2015
Local 13th Century Ceramics: the Pinner kiln site
Some local Saxon & Medieval Sites
The Royal Palaces of Enfield
Copped Hall: - a 16th-17th Century House
Some Local Post Medieval Sites
The Temple of Mithras, London
|The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxons|
20 classes: October 2014
We studied the emergence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms following the end of the Roman
occupation of Britain
|The Archaeology of the First Peoples into Australia|
6 classes: April 2014
We studied the arrival of the first people into Australia c 50,000 years ago through both archaeology and aboriginal oral traditions.
Specific topics included rock art and the extinction of the megafauna. Other themes included the material culture of the first peoples, the creation of early art and the relationship of this to the ‘Dreamtime’.
Archaeology of the Middle and New Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt
We studied the single surviving
intact pharonic tomb, that of Tutankhamun and examined his role in the Amarna
Archaeology of the First Peoples into North
6 classes: April 2013
We studied the archaeology of the first of the native peoples into North America. We investigated theories regarding
the entry and date via the Bering Strait and routes available to the newcomers from Alaska & the Yukon. The Clovis
and then Folsum expansion into the Great Plains were dealt with as was the possible human causes of the
The Archaeology of Most Ancient Egypt
We explored reasons for the decline and eventual end of the Old Kingdom.
|Human Origins - Update!|
6 classes:April 2012
This course was both an introduction and an update to the study of human origins. We examined the biological and early cultural evolution of humans from the time when hominins (our ancestors) first walked upright. The discovery of ‘new’ human species such as Homo floresiensis: (the Hobbit) and the Russian ‘Denisovans’ was examined.
|The Archaeology of Later
20 classes: September 2011
the nature, structure and complexity of the archaeology of later European
prehistory and studied the material culture, landscapes and cultural
behaviour of the various peoples who developed later prehistoric Europe.
|The Archaeology of the Maya|
6 classes:April 2011
The history, development and final collapse of the Maya was examined by study of themes including social organisation,
religion, settlements, relations with neighbouring societies and the Mayan writing and calendar systems.
We looked into what is known of the 2012 Phenomenon, the belief held by some that the Maya predicted that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21 2012.
|The Archaeology of Early
20 classes: October 2010
We investigated the early prehistory of Europe by examining the the nature of the sites, the movement of peoples,
|The Celtic World:
Myth and Religion
6 classes: April 2010
We examined the background to
Celtic belief systems and their priesthood, the Druids,
through a study of both documentary and archaeology's
|The Celtic World|
20 classes: October 2009
We studied the archaeology of Iron Age Europe and Britain.
|Archaeology of the Bible|
6 classes: May 2009
We studied recent archaeological discoveries in the Near East and how they have illuminated our understanding
|The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East: Hittites to Babylonians|
20 classes:October 2008
We studied the archaeology of the Ancient Near East from the Bronze Age
|The Life and Times of the Boy Pharoah|
6 classes: April 2008
We studied the events involving Tutankhamun and the Amarna period of the New Kingdom.