• Summer Field Trip - 30 July As part of the Festival of Archaeology 2017 we are visiting the excavations at Hanging Grimston, near Kirby Underdale, North Yorkshire Sunday 30 July 2016 The Hanging Grimston Community Archaeology Project is a joint venture of the High Wolds Heritage Group and Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society. Its principal aim is to test, mainly through excavation, ideas derived from recent earthwork and geophysical surveys about the phasing and history of medieval and earlier settlement remains at Hanging Grimston - a deserted village on the western scarp edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, just north of Garrowby Hill (OS grid ref SE 79903 59971). Excavations at the site began in 2015 with the investigation of a probable manorial enclosure and included the discovery of ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2017, 15:34 by Paul Brayford
  • Field Trip - Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle - 11 June 2017 Our next field trip is on Sunday 11 June and includes two outstanding mediaeval sites- Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle in the North Riding.In the morning, we shall assemble at the Byland Inn opposite Byland Abbey for registration and tea/coffee followed by a talk on the site and a guided tour.In the afternoon, we visit Helmsley Castle again with an introductory talk and guided tour.The cost of the day is £25 which includes refreshments, lunch, entry to the two sites and contribution towards costs of guides.All transport is self-organised.Please complete and return the attached form with your payment.Please email secretary@cba-yorkshire.org.uk for further information
    Posted 27 Mar 2017, 14:14 by Paul Brayford
  • Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2017 - Special Offer The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is holding its annual Congress in Hull as it celebrates being UK City of Culture. The conference forms part of the Roots and Routes season, a theme highly relevant to post-medieval and historical archaeology (1500 AD – present day).A special offer is available to members of local archaeological societies, allowing access to the parallel sessions of papers (over 50 talks in all from speakers from UK, Europe and North America) at the Congress partners, the University of Hull, on Saturday and Sunday 1 st – 2nd April. This is a unique opportunity to hear and meet archaeologists from many different countries who are coming specially to Hull for this event. Local Delegates can sign ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2017, 15:23 by Paul Brayford
  • RAI Conference 2017 - York - Arras 200 – Celebrating the Iron Age Royal Archaeological Institute in partnership with the University of Hull and Yorkshire Museum and in association with Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society and East Riding Archaeological Society17 – 19 November 2017 Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FRRAI 2017 conference booking form and programmeThe conference will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first excavations on the Middle Iron Age cemetery at Arras in East Yorkshire and will coincide with a special exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum displaying artefacts from those excavations.Friday 17th November: Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FRKey-note speaker: Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museums Scotland), A view of the Arras culture from Scotland: We have chariots ...
    Posted 23 Mar 2017, 15:32 by Paul Brayford
  • Forum vol5 2016 Our annual publication Forum volume 5 for 2016 has now been published. Members attending the AGM received a copy of the summary printed volume together with a password to access the full digital volume which can be downloaded from our library . Other members will receive their copies in due course.Back-copy content and availability A limited supply of printed New Series vols 1, 2, 3 and 4 and older Foundation Series back-copies are available to CBA Yorkshire members and non-members. Enquiries about back-copies, including overseas customers, should be emailed to secretary@cba-yorkshire.org.uk.Digital copies of the of New Series vols 1, 2, 3 and 4 are available as PDF files in our library ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:47 by Paul Brayford
  • Dales Archaeology Day 2017 - Saturday 8th April Outline ProgrammeThe 2017 day school will be based at Barbon Village Hall, (LA6 2NN). As with previous day schools, there will be book stalls and poster displays and refreshments. The days talks will include: Excavations at Haggs Brow Cave: Tom Lord Every Barn Tells a Story: Karen Griffiths (Yorkshire Dales NPA) Excavations at the Malham Chapel: Mark Roberts (University Col-lege London) "There are no known Anglo-Saxon sites in the North West": an alternative view. David Johnson The NAIS survey in Lunesdale: Matthew Oakey (Historic England) Brockholes, a Romano-British site in the Lune Valley: Graham Hooley and Jan Hicks (Lunesdale Archaeology Society).HOW TO BOOKThe day school fee is £15 (£12.50 for full-time students ...
    Posted 19 Mar 2017, 09:18 by Paul Brayford
  • The Power of Archaeology You can help to keep the pressure on government and ensure that your local MP and counsellor is aware of how important heritage is to your community as part of CBA's Power of Archaeology campaign.This campaign aims to get MPs and local Councillors more closely engaged with archaeology and heritage issues, raise the profile of threats posed by cuts and planning policy reform, and make sure that decision-makers understand what archaeology does for us all and why people care passionately about it.We need your help to do this but we want to make it as simple as possible to do, so the CBA have pulled together a range of tools, including guides, template letters and key ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:27 by Paul Brayford
  • Home Front Legacy Project update The Council for British Archaeology, Home Front Legacy 1914-18 project has made great progress over the past 12 months.The ‘Map of Sites continues to be updated with new red pins, each one highlighting a site relating to the First World War home front, with 70 sites being added between March and April 2016. With over 1500 sites we are now starting to build up a picture of how the First World War affected people throughout the country.Find out how recording your local First World War sites can help to build up a picture of the home front in the latest Local Case Study on Barnsley 
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:28 by Paul Brayford
  • Adopting Archaeology If you are interested in caring for your heritage, the Adopting Archaeology project is about you - so we really want you to get involved!Together with the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, the CBA is investigating how local community groups can best be supported in their efforts to take care of their local heritage. The Adopting Archaeology project focuses on both the impact and sustainability of local volunteer involvement in caring for heritage. David Jennings (dj715@york.ac.uk) is heading up ‘impact’ while Harald Fredheim (lhf506@york.ac.uk) takes charge of the ‘sustainability’ strand.As the project continues, this webpage will be updated with news and opportunities about how you can get involved. In the ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:29 by Paul Brayford
  • Membership subscription rates From 1 April 2013 our annual membership subscription rates for UK based members will be:    £12.50 individual member    £15.00 joint membership for two people living at the same address    £5.00 student member    £15.00 institutional affiliationTo join us complete the form at www.cba-yorkshire.org.uk/join
    Posted 4 Feb 2013, 15:46 by Paul Brayford
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