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
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 www.ypsyork.org
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
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.
Pye Tait Consulting (on behalf of English Heritage)
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
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
You’ll learn how to better engage with and influence local
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 (email@example.com) 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
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.
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.
Southburn 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: www.samatsouthburn.com
Pontefract and District Archaeological Society
THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
'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 email@example.com 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
Beverley’s Past Industry Beneath Your Feet: Finds from Recent Excavations in the Town
Saturday 9 February to Saturday 6 April
Treasure House Gallery
In the medieval and early post-medieval periods, Beverley was rich in manufacturing and craft-working, valuable evidence of which has come from recent excavations undertaken by Humber Field Archaeology and its predecessor, Humberside Archaeology Unit. This exhibition presents a selection of finds from these excavations, some of which were recovered during the excavations carried out on the Treasure House site.
Northallerton and District Local History Society are
launching a new project at Thornton le Street Village Hall at 7.00 pm on
Friday, 1st March. The project will investigate the Roman road system as it
enters and leaves Thornton le Street and its subsequent routes to the Tees at
Middleton St George and to the Swale at Catterick Bridge.
Brian Forbes of Thornton le Moor will present his current
findings and Oliver Cooper, a Project Manager with Northern Archaeological
Associates, will introduce the audience to related archaeological method. There
will then be an open discussion to determine the way forward and to encourage
There has been considerable speculation over the years
regarding the routes taken by the Romans at this location. A road north to the
Tees at Middleton St George is widely recognised, but a postulated road joining
Dere Street at Catterick Bridge needs confirmation. The site in Thornton le
Street is scheduled, but the scheduling needs a considered reappraisal.
Substantial documentary research has already been
undertaken by Brian Forbes on the project, but the
involvement of volunteers is
sought, sufficient to develop a Heritage Lottery funded investigation drawing
on professional archaeological expertise to supervise disciplined ground works,
sufficient to ensure that an informed review can be undertaken.
Line of Roman Road (^) at Thornton le Street
Gordon Hatton [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons