The recent archaeology of Dere Street and its environs- Saturday 7th February

The recent archaeology of Dere Street and its environs

 Dr Stephen Sherlock will give the sixth in a series of talks on The Roman Roads of North Yorkshire at Thornton le Street Village Hall between Thirsk and Northallerton on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 2.00 pm. Admission will be £2 at the door, but prior booking is advised. This programme is designed to both report on recent activity and to encourage future research within a professional framework.

 Stephen is a distinguished locally based Archaeologist, Fellow of both the Society of Antiquaries and the Society of Antiquities (Scotland), who has undertaken a series of major excavations across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. Whilst working for Cleveland County Council in the 1980s he directed the excavation of the region’s largest Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Norton on Tees and assisted in other major excavations including those at Eston Nab hillfort and the Iron Age settlement at Thorpe Thewles. Since then Stephen has undertaken and published on a wide rage of commercial projects. He has recently led important fieldwork projects around Loftus at Street House and elsewhere in East Cleveland examining Late Prehistoric to Early Medieval sites – two volumes of the results are published as Tees Archaeology monographs.

 He has been employed since 2009 as Clerk of Works on the A1 road improvements between Dishforth and Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire. This role involves assessing the scope of works required in advance of the road construction and liaising between the archaeological contractors and Carillion-Morgan Sindall who are building the road on behalf of the Highways Agency. He will report on the on-going programme of archaeological excavation undertaken by the Northern Archaeological Associates, including further evidence of Dere Street and associated fortifications and settlements along its route.

Bookings can be made with John Sheehan: 01609 771878 or email  jgsheehan@btinternet.com, from whom further information can be obtained. 

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