• Autumn Showcase: Celebrating Community Archaeology in Yorkshire CBA Yorkshire’s Autumn Showcase is a new event which aims to celebrate the amazing range of work being done by Community Archaeology groups in the county. The day will consist of presentations, poster displays and exhibitions by archaeological groups with a series of workshops to help develop skills.It will take place on Saturday 4th November 2017 at The National Centre for Early Music in YorkThe event is designed to encourage groups undertaking archaeological and historical research to come together, to share their discoveries and to learn about what colleagues are doing in other parts of the county. CBA Yorkshire wants to do more to encourage the work of Community Archaeology groups and so we will also be ...
    Posted 2 Jun 2017, 06:13 by CBA Yorkshire
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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