Saturday 12th November, 2011 Royal Armouries, Leeds.
The West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service is holding its twelfth Annual Day School, returning to the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Saturday 12th November, 2011.
The morning programme will bring delegates up to date with the results of recent archaeological work in West Yorkshire, including historic buildings surveys, as well as details of the recent work of the West & South Yorkshire Finds Liaison Officer.
Our afternoon programme will focus on the archaeology of some of West Yorkshire’s older ‘industries’, starting with a talk by a leading scholar on the manufacture of prehistoric flint tools in the Middle Stone Age (West Yorkshire contains some of the key sites for this period). This will be followed by a review of the evidence for an internationally important Roman metalworking industry in Castleford, which seems to have exported its products to many parts of the Roman world.
Finally, no Day School would be complete without one of John Hudson’s uniquely entertaining talks, this time on the manufacture of clay roof tiles and floor tiles in the Middle Ages.