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    Yorkshire Dales Archaeology Day School - 26 April 2014

    posted 24 Mar 2014 11:51 by CBA Yorkshire

    Archaeology and the Historic Environment
    Saturday 26 April 2014
    Grassington Town Hall

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is holding its annual day school,Archaeology and the Historic Environment in the Yorkshire Dales National Park on Saturday 26 April 2014. It will take place at Grassington Town Hall.

    The 2014 day school will have book stalls and poster displays. Speakers at this year's day school will discuss the results of recent archaeological and historical survey and research. The programme will include talks on:

    • Recent work on the Wharfedale henges
      Alex Gibson

    • Quality of life at Marrick Priory
      Ashley Tallyn

    • Barden Tower: in the eye of the beholder
      Andrew Frame

    • New light on Anglo-Saxon settlement in North Craven
      David Johnson

    • Community archaeology: fact or fiction
      Diarmaid Walshe

    • Discoveries in Craven: 40 years of vernacular buildings studies
      Alison Armstrong

    • Prison of conscience: Richmond Castle during the Great War
      Stephen Erskine

    The fee for the day school is £15 (£12.50 for full-time students/full Yorkshire Archaeological Society members). This includes refreshments but not lunch.

    For details and booking form, download the Archaeology day school brochure. You can contact us for more information by emailing or calling 01969 652353.


    posted 24 Mar 2014 11:28 by CBA Yorkshire

    Professor Carl Heron invites CBA Yorkshire members to attend



    All lectures at 17.15 in Phoenix SW, SA0.08. (University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1AZ)

    Map at


    Tuesday 25th March   Paul Pettitt (University of Durham)

    From face-to-face to Place: an archaeologist's perspective on the origin of human mortuary activity.


    Tuesday 1st April                   Rupert Till (University of Huddersfield)

    The European Music Archaeology Project: Exploring a Common Musical Heritage in Antiquity


    Further information from Alex Gibson (

    Huddersfield: HDAS & YAS: The Stanbury Hill Project - Archaeological Investigation of a Rock Art Landscape 7 Mar

    posted 16 Feb 2014 08:15 by Paul Brayford

    Joint Lecture for Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society and Yorkshire Archaeological Society

    The Stanbury Hill Project - Archaeological Investigation of a Rock Art Landscape
    Dr Keith JS Boughey - Project Director

    Fri 7 Mar 2014, 19:45
    Huddersfield Town Hall

    Easingwold: YPS Lecture Wed 30 April 2014 Medieval Wall Paintings

    posted 16 Feb 2014 07:35 by Paul Brayford

    Seeing and believing: antiquarian attitudes to mediaval wall paintings
    Dr Kate Giles, Department of Archaeology, University of York

    Wednesday 30 April 7:30 pm
    Galtres Community Centre, Market St, Easingwold

    More info

    Research Frameworks - survey of current non-users and users

    posted 7 Feb 2014 12:50 by Paul Brayford

    English Heritage has commissioned an evaluation of the role, impact and value of Research Frameworks for the historic environment sector in England (including, but not limited to, archaeology and the built environment).

    To inform this research it is vital we obtain the views of current non-users, as well as users, of Research Frameworks.

    We would therefore like to invite your feedback in response to an online questionnaire - available via the link below:

    The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete for non-users and no more than 20 minutes to complete for current users of Research Frameworks.

    Your views will be treated confidentially and reported anonymously by Pye Tait Consulting under the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Market Research Society (MRS) Code of Conduct.

    Further details about the research are provided via the survey link.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Kind regards,

    Pye Tait Consulting (on behalf of English Heritage)

    Free campaigning and influencing training for local organisations

    posted 7 Feb 2014 12:49 by Paul Brayford

    Date: 18-Mar-2014

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), in partnership with Involve Yorkshire & Humber, is offering free training and support to local voluntary and community organisations to build their campaigning and influencing skills. 

    Deadline to register your interest is 7 February 2014.

    Over the course of four weeks, and through a mix of online activities, tailored one-to-one support and a full-day workshop in Leeds, organisations will learn more about the changes in policy at the local level and how to engage with local decision-makers and public bodies. 

    A full-day workshop in Leeds will be held on Tuesday 18 March 2014.

    This training is free and offers elements of NCVO’s Certificate in Campaigning course worth up to £2058. 

    What’s in it for you:

    ·         You’ll gain a better understanding of what’s happening in your local area

    ·         You’ll learn how to better engage with and influence local decision makers

    ·         You’ll improve your skills in campaigning and influencing

    ·         You’ll learn about other support networks in your local area

    ·         You’ll receive pre and post-workshop support to help put your learning into practice

    How to apply 
    To apply for this training, please email Neena Bhati ( to register your interest before 7 February.  We will confirm your place on the training after this date. 

    Spaces are limited so register your interest soon. 

    Please note places are free and limited so a penalty fee of £50 will apply for cancellations or drop-outs after being accepted on the course.  Activities will take place over the course of four weeks and will require completion.

    For more information about the programme, visit the Know How Non Profit website

    For further information and how to register go to V-hive, the information portal for the voluntary sector, businesses and individuals which is managed by the Forum.

    Leeds: YAS & YVBSG: Beyond the Building Day School: Sat 15 March

    posted 9 Jan 2014 14:09 by Paul Brayford

    Annual day school of the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group
    with the Yorkshire Archaeological Society
    Beyond the Building
    Further sources for interpretation and understanding Saturday 15th March 2014 10.00 a m to 4.30 p m
    Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley (Beckett’s Park) Campus, Leeds
    How we can use other information to increase our knowledge and understanding of the buildings surveyed. The venue is the Headingley campus of Leeds Metropolitan University. It is a few miles to the north west of the city centre, easily accessible from the Leeds outer ring road. See map overleaf. There is plenty of parking on the campus. Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, a buffet-style sandwich lunch with refreshments, and other refreshments at intervals through the day are all included. There will be a bookstall. The talks start at 10:30 after registration. The Day School will be followed at 5 pm by the AGM of the YVBSG. 
    Book using the attached booking form.

    Driffield: Southburn Archaeological Museum Historic Craft Skills Open Day 16 March

    posted 3 Mar 2013 15:10 by Paul Brayford

    Basket weavingSouthburn Archaeological Museum Historic Craft Skills Open Day - Saturday 16th March 2013 10am to 4pm
    Live demonstrations and hands-on activities.

    Pole lathe wood turning, willow basket weaving, hand spinning and textile weaving. Admission is free (donations always welcome). For more info see:

    Pontefract: Lecture: The Staffordshire Hoard 19 April #anglosaxon #archaeology

    posted 28 Feb 2013 15:29 by Paul Brayford

    Pontefract and District Archaeological Society


    In 2009 the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork was discovered. It consists of over 3500 items of gold, and silver, nearly all martial in character. The quality of the gold is amazing, and more importantly, the craftsmanship is consummate. This was the very best that Anglo-Saxon metalworkers could forge – and they were good. The artefacts have been dated to the Seventh and Eighth centuries, to the time of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia. The hoard has been valued at £3.3 million, and has now been acquired for the nation. 

    The meeting will be addressed by Dr Kevin Leahy FSA, MIFA, the British Museum’s National Finds Adviser for Anglo-Saxon metalwork. Following excavation Kevin and his wife were the first people to examine the hoard. Their reaction was that this was England’s Tutankhamun! 

    The meeting will be held in the Central Methodist Church, WF8 1NB, off Jubilee Way, Pontefract, on 19th April 2013 beginning at 7-15pm. Illustrated. 

    The meeting is open to all interested parties but there is an entrance charge. To members of the Pontefract & District Archaeological Society it will be £2, and to non members it will be £5. 

    To obtain tickets, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: 

    Robert Evison, 55 Hardwick Road, Carleton, PONTEFRACT, West Riding of Yorkshire, WF8 3QY, with the requisite remission, cheques payable to the Pontefract & District Archaeological Society. 

    Contact telephone: 01977 798264, or email 

    Bradford: You Are What You Ate: Food lessons from the past! 23 March Free #osteology workshop

    posted 28 Feb 2013 15:11 by Paul Brayford

    'Diet, health and growth': free bone workshops

    Diseases such as dental decay, scurvy, rickets and gout all leave tell-tale traces on the skeleton. Periods of malnutrition and starvation in childhood stopped growth and caused children to be short and grooves to appear on teeth. Come and explore the links between diet and health in the Middle Ages. A short introductory talk is followed by a laboratory session where you will be encouraged to examine medieval skeletons with evidence of diet-related pathology and stunted growth. See for yourself how what we eat affects our bodies!

    Join us for a free osteology workshop on Saturday 23 March from 10am to 12.30pm at the University of Bradford (Archaeological Sciences).  The session will be repeated on Saturday 27 April (times and venue the same).  The workshop is open to anyone over 18.  if you are interested in diet or history, or would like to find out more about bioarchaeology, this workshop is for you.

    Booking is essential as places are limited. To book a place on one of the workshops, please email or phone us on (0113) 343 1910 (the office is open Weds and Thurs: if you call any other time, please leave a contact phone number so we can get back to you to confirm if you have a place).

    Refreshments will be provided.

    This activity is part of the ‘You are what you ate’ project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and in partnership with the University of Leeds, Wakefield Council and the University of Bradford.

    For more information on all our events and activities, including our 'Food for all seasons' exhibition, take a look at our website:

    'You are what you ate'

    Room 421, 4th floor, Parkinson Building

    School of History, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

    Telephone: (0113) 343 1910

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