Andy Jones presents to the group 2015

Dr Andrew Meirion Jones is a Reader in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Andy’s current research is a museum-based project on the decorated artefacts of Neolithic Britain and Ireland, with a particular focus on Northeast Scotland, southern England and Wales, the Isle of Man and eastern Ireland. The project examines a variety of enigmatic objects, including carved stone balls, carved chalk objects, and decorated antler and stone artefacts. These artefacts are especially intriguing as they have motifs very similar to those found in rock art. Collaborating with colleagues and students in the Archaeological Computing Research Group, Winchester School of Art and Central St. Martins (London), the project uses a variety of digital imaging techniques to look at the manufacture and re-use of these objects. The project aims to provide a clearer context for these objects, and to understand them alongside other Neolithic traditions of image making.

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