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STORM Conference Delegates Tour
The Eye of the STORM
1-day cultural heritage and climate change seminar
This coming week:
Prof Andrew Jones (University of Southampton), Making a Mark: Image and Process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland
A research seminar in the Manchester Centre for Archaeology & Egyptology Research Seminar series
Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019, Time: 5pm
Venue: Mansfield Cooper Room 2.03
Using digital imaging techniques the Making a Mark project examined Neolithic decorated portable artefacts from three key regions (Southern England/East Anglia; the Irish Sea region; Northeast Scotland). Digital analysis revealed, for the first time, the prevalence of practices of erasure and reworking changing our understanding of these enigmatic artefacts. Rather than mark making being a peripheral activity, we can now appreciate the central importance of mark making to the formation of Neolithic communities across Britain and Ireland.
Installation of the Samuel Oldknow Date stone at Mellor Mill
Background: A piece of oval stonework was built into the triangular pediment that topped Mellor Mill. This stone was carved with Oldknow's initials, a weaver’s shuttle and the year 1790, reflecting the year that construction of the mill commenced.
Bob Humphrey –Taylor writes: A replica of this mill date stone was installed at Mellor Mill last Tuesday, 12th February 2019. This installation was supervised by Judith and Eddy Wilshaw on my behalf as I was on a flight to Portugal for the STORM project.
Where is Mellor?
Now on the edge of Stockport in Greater Manchester, Mellor's location is historically important.
On the south-west and north-west, it is bordered by the two great rivers, Goyt and Etherow, which drain the SW Peak District and join to form the Mersey at the lowest point of Mellor.
On the east, a high ridge overlooks a valley, behind which is Kinder Scout. Three spurs, separated by brooks, project west from the ridge.