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Sat 25 Nov, 2-3pm
Raided by the Vikings, and birthplace of the Lindisfarne gospels, the Anglo-Saxon monastery on Lindisfarne is one of the most iconic sites in early medieval history. And yet, archaeologists are still in the dark about its precise location. Recently, however, a few tantalising clues have started to emerge. Dr David Petts will share the results of his recent research, funded by the National Geographic, and in collaboration with DigVentures, which has flagged two possible locations of this important site.
Read more about finds from this dig in David's blog for Ripon Museums
There will also be the opportunity to view and handle finds from the dig.
Dr David Petts, from University of Durham is one of the UK’s leading experts on early Medieval archaeology, and is a lecturer at the University of Durham in the Archaeology of Northern England. He is particularly interested in researching the social archaeology of the 1st millennium AD, with a particular focus on the development of Christianity.