A TALK on early life in the American south will help raise funds to protect an historic site in Kenilworth.
The Harry Sunley Memorial Project is a registered charity looking to preserve the medieval Tantara Gatehouse in Abbey Fields.
Ian George, former Inspector of Ancient Monuments West Midlands, will give a talk on October 28 on Early Times in the American South-West, based on a visit to Arizona and New Mexico.
Ian said: “This talk will illustrate the arid landscapes of the south-western states of the USA and how they were first settled. In the deserts and the canyons native peoples developed a settled, agricultural way of life which overcame the barren native landscape.
“As these societies developed over many centuries so they appear to have declined very rapidly. However, they left behind a wealth of archaeology poorly understood outside the USA. This talk will shed some light on the story which is emerging of the predecessors of the modern tribal people of this area.”
The talk takes place at Kenilworth Methodist Church in Priory Road, starting at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 and refreshments will be also be served.