THE GRINLING-COLLINS COLLECTION
This group was set up by the Prehistoric Group to look at old lithic collections held in museums in Surrey. It has started with the collections in Guildford Museum and the work on these artefacts is ongoing. Meetings are held in Reigate on alternate Monday evenings and although space is limited we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in joining us whenever an opportunity arises.
The archaeology, buildings and historic landscape of South East England (East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex) comprise an outstanding inheritance that helps to give the region its distinctive character and sense of identity.
This historic environment is also a rich resource for education, research and leisure, but what do we actually know about the region's past, and what are the questions we want and need to answer?
The South East Research Framework for the historic environment is an opportunity for all those who care about the region's heritage to take stock and plan how limited resources should be used.
The Surrey Prehistoric Group was originally founded about 25 years ago as the Surrey Lithic Tool Research Group. It comprised an informal group of the Society's members interested in prehistoric flint and stone tools. As such, the Group arranged occasional fieldwalking, the study of collections of artefacts in museums, and formed a contact point for those who had found artefacts requiring identification.
Providing the foundations for future archaeological and historical work in Surrey
The Surrey Research Framework (SRF) aims to:
identify the main gaps in our current understanding about Surrey's past
- set out topics for future research
- strengthen co-ordination of effort on research into Surrey's historic environment