Till Valley Archaeological Society.
The group will be welcoming either Graeme Young or Paul Gethin to TillVAS on Wednesday, 4th November at 7.30pm in Crookham Village Hall.
Both archaeologists have been working on the excavations at Bradford Kaims.
The Bamburgh Research Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage have been working with the local community (including some TillVAS members) and universities to investigate a truly remarkable ancient wetlands site which is located just a few miles from Bamburgh. The area still floods in wet weather and was once a peat filled lake. Peat has a wonderful property of preserving the kind of organic remains that do not survive on dry sites. Hence this is a particularly fascinating area and the talk promises to be of great interest.
Come along and find out how people lived 6,000 years ago at Bradford Kaims!
Members are free of charge, visitors £4
Excavation tours at Bamburgh Castle
Tours are being offered of the West Ward excavations at Bamburgh Castle daily from now until the July 31 by the Bamburgh Research Project.
Tours will be at 11:00 and 14:00, but the excavations will be ongoing every day the castle is open from June 8 so you can always catch one of the team by the trench side if you visit the castle.
For further details including entry costs to the Castle see: www.bamburghresearchproject.co.uk
Living History with St. Cuthbert’s Land
Sat 11th Jul 2015 – Sun 12th Jul 2015
St. Cuthbert’s Land bring archaeology to life with a living encampment at Bamburgh Castle. They will be demonstrating military training as well as bringing to life the Anglo-Saxon lifestyle with ongoing cooking and weaving by their group.
For more information see:
The wreck of an 18th Century ship off the Northumberland coast has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage.
More information on the BBC News website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-27002051