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Sat 9 - Sun 10 December - Digital Mapping: A GIS Workshop - Hebden Bridge

posted 7 Sep 2017, 15:42 by Paul Brayford

Digital Mapping: A GIS Workshop - free workshop about Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and its uses in Archaeology. During the two day workshop you will learn how to create maps, import survey data, use LiDAR and historic maps and create shapefiles using QGIS an OpenSource software package.

Join Chris Atkinson, Woodland Heritage Officer each day at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saint George's Street, HX7 7BY between 10:00 - 16:00.

Booking is Essential. 

For more information or to take part contact:

Sun 19 November - Battlefields in Yorkshire Conference - York

posted 7 Sep 2017, 15:40 by Paul Brayford

This conference is aimed at showcasing the role of the Battlefields Trust in Yorkshire and to talk about some of the key battles that took place in the region.

The conference is being held in the recently refurbished York Army Museum, where guests will have a chance to look around the museum and have a rare opportunity to handle some of the objects on display.

Further information and ticket booking

Sat 14 October - York Archaeological Forum 2017 Archaeology Conference 'Something for Everyone'

posted 7 Sep 2017, 15:39 by Paul Brayford

The conference will feature a miscellany of reports on recent archaeological work in the city and its region. The topics reflect a continuing, vigourous and wide-ranging scope of archaeological research in which new and important discoveries are being made all the time on almost every period of the past.

This year's conference agenda includes representatives from local archaeological contractors, York University, York Museums Trust, a community group and the City Archaeologist John Oxley.

More information and ticket booking

Tue 19 September - Advocacy Day - Barrowford

posted 7 Sep 2017, 15:33 by Paul Brayford

Join the Council for British Archaeology's 'Local Heritage Engagement Network' (LHEN) team working with community heritage and archaeology groups in the North West for a free advocacy day at Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford. While focussing on Lancashire its likely to be of interest to our members in Craven and nearby.

More information and free ticket booking

Heritage Open Days 2017

posted 7 Sep 2017, 15:25 by Paul Brayford

Thousands of people get hands-on with the past across the UK at events bringing our heritage to life over the weekend of 7-10 September 2017.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

Full details of all the events in Yorkshire are listed on the Heritage Open Days website.

Some of the more archaeological highlights in Yorkshire include

East Riding and Hull
Friday 8 Sep 11h30 ‘Under City Streets: recent archaeological discoveries in the centre of Hull’ at Hull Minster
Saturday 9 Sep  Southburn Archaeological Museum (SAM) near Driffield
Saturday 9 Sep  Humber Archaeology Partnership in Hull

North Yorkshire and York
Saturday 9 Sep   Guided Archaeology Walk to the Street House site near Loftus
Saturday 9 Sep  Whitby Abbey Lands Walk ‘n Talk
Sunday 10 Sep  Ingleborough National Nature Reserve Archaeology Walks near Ribblehead
Sunday 10 Sep  Guided Walk - Archaeological discoveries in Raincliffe Woods Scarborough

South Yorkshire

Friday 8 September Tours of Titanic Works: stoking the furnace of Sheffield steel making

West Yorkshire
Saturday 9 Sep and Sunday 10 Sep 130 Vicar Lane Leeds - the archaeology of Victoria Gate

RAI Conference 2017 - York - Arras 200 – Celebrating the Iron Age

posted 20 Mar 2017, 06:38 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 15:32 ]

Burnby Lane, Pocklington (c) MAP
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 Society

17 – 19 November 2017 
Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FR

RAI 2017 conference booking form and programme

The 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 7FR
Key-note speaker: Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museums Scotland), A view of the Arras culture from Scotland: We have chariots too, followed by a wine reception in the Yorkshire Museum

Saturday 18th November: The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FR
Dr Peter Halkon (University of Hull)
Professor Ian Armit (University of Bradford) and Dr John Dent
Paula Ware (MAP Archaeological Practice)
Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester)
Dr Janet Montgomery(Durham University) and Dr Mandy Jay (Durham University)
Dr Anna Lewis
Robert Hurford
Dr Helen Chittock (Institute of Archaeology, Oxford)
Dr Yvonne Inall (University of Hull)
Dr Manuel Fernandez-Gotz (Edinburgh University)
Professor Timothy Champion (University of Southampton)

Sunday 19th November: Optional field visit by coach (£10): Arras cemetery and Hull and East Riding Museum

Accommodation: Delegates should arrange their own accommodation. Please visit the York Tourist Information Centre for accommodation details: is external).

Conference fee: £70 (includes tea and coffee)

Early Bird Discount (booked before 31 July): £50 for members of the Royal Archaeological Institute, YAHS and ERAS members; £60 for non-members

Student Bursaries: Ten £25 bursaries towards the conference fee are available from the RAI’s Cheney Fund on a ‘first come, first served basis’. (See Booking Form)

Booking deadline: 1 November 2017

Forum vol5 2016

posted 5 Feb 2017, 10:33 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:47 ]

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

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 

The Power of Archaeology

posted 6 Jul 2016, 16:34 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:27 ]

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.

Home Front Legacy Project update

posted 6 Jul 2016, 16:32 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:28 ]

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 

Adopting Archaeology

posted 11 Jun 2016, 13:45 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:29 ]

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 ( is heading up ‘impact’ while Harald Fredheim ( 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 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 ( 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.

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