• Forum vol5 2016
    Cover Image of Forum volume 5 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 and on the digital newsstand Issu 
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:47 by Paul Brayford
  • Dales Archaeology Day 2017 - Saturday 8th April
    Outline Programme

    The 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).

    The day school fee is £15 (£12.50 for full-time students/full Yorkshire Archaeological Society members) and includes refreshments but not lunch.
    Online debit/credit card bookings are available at https://retail.yorkshiredales.org.uk/products/archaeology-day-school-2017
    Alternatively please call 01969 652353 and we can process your credit/debit card details over the phone.
    We can be reached via email at herinfo@yorkshiredales.org.uk
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:49 by Paul Brayford
  • The Power of Archaeology

    The Power of Archaeology Logo

    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 facts about the discipline, to make sharing your passion for archaeology as easy as possible.
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:27 by Paul Brayford
  • Home Front Legacy Project update
    Home Front Legacy Project Logo

    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 meantime, contact us at adoptingarchaeology@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our mailing list, or follow us on Twitter  where we are: @adoptarchy, @folkdeejay and @haraldfred.

    Take a look at Harald’s initial call for participants to help design tools to support your efforts to care for your heritage (http://new.archaeologyuk.org/news/5844-adopting-archaeology). Similar opportunities will be extended to a wider range of groups in the Autumn. Please do get in touch if you are interested in participating. 

    Please do fill out the Caring for Your Heritage survey, to help us understand who you are and how we can best support you through our project.

    If you would prefer to print the survey and fill it in by hand, please download the PDF version below.

    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:29 by Paul Brayford
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