Making Stones Speak: Some examples of how graveyard monuments reveal hidden stories

Activity: Talk or presentationWebinar


In this online lecture, aimed at individuals interested in their local graveyards, Professor Harold Mytum of the University of Liverpool will reveal how graveyard research allows us to understand more about the past. He will look at the ways individual stone carvers can be identified, how you can notice regional styles, and how shapes and materials used for memorials change in popularity over time. Some of the designs on stones carry meaning, and they also change in popularity over time.

After the lecture, you should be able to appreciate more of your local heritage when you visit a graveyard or cemetery. You may even wish to look at resources that you will hear about that could allow you to carry out recording yourself - on your own or in a group.
Period12 Jul 2020
Event titleCouncil for British Archaeology Festival of Archaeology Digital Week 2020
Event typeOther
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational