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CBA North Update

CBA North News

January has been and is going (if not gone) in a flash!

A quick reminder that tonight is the first meeting of the Teesside Archaeological Society for 2017 (on a Newcastle site) and the following day sees another by the Till Valley Archaeological Society (on Roman Binchester). We have continued to update our CBA North website pages with events from the Northumberland Archaeological Group, one of our group members, and hope to have emails out to you in February to bring you further news soon.

Best wishes,

CBA North Committee, 31.01.2017

Events listed on the CBA North website
Details of the next three Northumberland Archaeological Group [NAG] lectures have now been added to our Events page. Though January is almost over these additions take the list up to 65 and more events, including our own, are promised to come.

Please let us know any questions, comments or information that you have by emailing cbanorth@archaeologyuk.org.

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Seminar Newcastle University – Tuesday 8th December 2015

Seminar Newcastle University – Tuesday 8th December 2015

Newcastle University Roman Archaeology Seminars

6 pm, Tuesday 8th December, 2015

Dr David Mason will be talking about: ‘Research Excavations at Binchester 2009-2015’

Room 1.06, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

See the attached Poster for further detail.  All Welcome!

Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum 2015

Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum 2015

The Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum is an annual day-conference featuring talks for the general public about new discoveries in the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone including the Cumbrian coast. This year’s programme features talks on excavation projects at Maryport, Vindolanda, Wallsend, South Shields and Binchester.

This year the event will take place on the 28th November at Queen’s Hall, Hexham, For booking detail see:

http://www.queenshall.co.uk/events/hadrian%E2%80%99s-wall-archaeology-forum-2015

 

Arbeia Conference 2015

Arbeia Conference 2015: Balnea, roman baths and bathing in the northern frontier zone: another side of military life.

The last few years have seen extensive excavations on bath-houses at Wallsend, Binchester and Chester-le-Street. The results have been spectacular, especially at Binchester where one of the best-preserved buildings in Roman Britain has been revealed. All these new discoveries will be described, together with new research on the baths at Chesters and at Bearsden on the Antonine Wall. Speakers will include Paul Bidwell, David Breeze, Nick Hodgson, Michael Lee, David Mason, Margaret Snape and Graeme Stobbs.

For further information and booking details click: Arbeia_Conference_2015_flyer

 

 

 

 

Festival of Archaeology 2015: Binchester Roman Festival

Binchester Roman Festival

Binchester Roman Fort will be holding a two day event featuring a tented encampment of artisans and craftspeople, mock combat between Roman and barbarian forces, displays of archery, slingstaffs and firing of a full-scale replica of the Roman artillery catapult known as the ballista.

There will also be displays of fighting skills on horseback by Barbaratus the Roman cavalryman. In addition, there will be guided tours of the new excavations, now in their final season, which have revealed Roman buildings in a marvellous state of preservation.

Date 1: Sat 25th Jul 2015 11:00-16:30

Date 2: Sun 26th Jul 2015 11:00-16:30

Additional information
The programme of events begins at 11.00 on both days, repeated at 14.00 and finishing about 16.30.

Further details including entry costs can be found at: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1829

Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum 2014

Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum 2014

Saturday November 22nd at The Queens Hall, Hexham.  9.50am – 4.30pm

Reservations & Tickets – Queens Hall box office,  Tel: 01434 652477,  Email:  boxoffice@queenshall.co.uk

Price £12.00 per person REDUCED THIS YEAR FROM £18.00.  Price includes tea/coffee/orange juice and biscuits mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Vindolanda: An update on the Frontiers in Transition Project

Dr Andrew Birley, Vindolanda Trust.

 The Temples Project, Maryport.

Tony Wilmott, English Heritage.

 The Vicus Project, Maryport

John Zant, Oxford Archaeology North.

 Excavation and survey at Ravenglass fort and vicus.

Kurt Hunter-Mann, York Archaeological Trust

 Binchester excavations, season 6, 2014: revealing the best-preserved Roman building in Britain

Dr David Mason, Durham County Council

 The discovery of the Roman baths at Wallsend and other results from the WallQuest community archaeology project.

Dr Nick Hodgson, Tyne & Wear Archaeology

Save Binchester Roman Fort

Message from Dr David Petts (Durham University):

Dear All
 
As many of you know, the Roman fort at Binchester, site of our fieldschool, has been put up for sale by its owners, the Church Commissioners. Worryingly, the site has been divided into separate lots. They owners are selling 10 lots of land (remains of the Bishop Auckland Estate) to the North and East of the town. These include Toft Hill Farm, Binchester Hall Farm, and the Bishop Auckland Golf Course (the old High Park). Two lots, Binchester Hall and Binchester Hall Farm bisect the Roman town more-or-less along the alignment of Dere Street. One lot includes Binchester Hall, the visitor car park, centre, and bath house. The other lot includes the remainder of the fort and is associated with the adjacent farm.
 
Worryingly, Binchester Hall has planning permission for development, which could affect public access to the Roman site. Additionally, if both lots fall to separate owners, any future access to the site, and research, would be at jeopardy. 
 
Auckland Castle Trust have raised substantial funds to help save the fort for the nation, and work with Durham University and Durham County Council to alleviate the risk of development. However, we need for the offer to be accepted by the Church Commissioners. To help emphasise the level of local, regional and national support for this initiative, it would be great if you could raise your concerns with the Church Commissioners through our change.org petition, and helping us circulate this call via email and social media:
 
 
An assessment of the issues at stake can be read on this blog post, and in the media: 
 
 
Information on the recent excavations led by Durham University, which are jeopardised by the proposed sale, can be found here: 
 
 
 
thanks
David