BOB TRUBSHAW - The Song-Lines of Avebury and Beyond + Interview
Bob Trubshaw reveals a surprising variety of different topics in this new lecture, from Anglo-Saxon place-names to early Greek philosophy – and much in between – he creates an interwoven approach to the prehistoric landscape, creating a ‘mindscape’ that someone in Neolithic Britain might just recognise. This is a mindscape where sound, swans and rivers help us to understand the megalithic monuments. Continuing from where scholarship usually stops and using instead the approaches of storytelling, Bob weaves this wide variety of ideas together as a ‘songline’ for the Avebury landscape. This re-mythologising of the land follows two ‘dreamtime’ ancestors along the Kennet valley to the precursors of Avebury henge and Silbury Hill. Few writers have Bob Trubshaw’s breadth of knowledge combined with a mythopoetic ability to construct a modern day story that re-enchants the landscape. This lecture will be an inspiration to all those interested in prehistory, mythology or the Neolithic monuments of the World Heritage Site at Avebury.