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Reminder for CBA North’s AGM 18.06.2016

CBA North Members will  have had this and a reminder last week as well, but in case any of our CBA North followers want to join us for our AGM please find the details below. In an update to that below we are going to have update talks from the Appleby Archaeology Group and Tynedale Archaeology Group.

Please note that only Members will have the vote for CBA North matters, unless appointed as a proxy by a member or by a CBA North group member.

However if you are a follower then you would be more than welcome to join CBA North as a student, individual, family or group member as you wish; you can find details on the website if you do or print off a Membership slip, fill it in with your details, then put that and a cheque in the post as soon as possible.

Please let us know of your attendance or apologies (with instructions for the votes if a member) as soon as possible.

Many thanks,

Keith
Keith Elliott
CBA North Secretary
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                                                                               Council for British Archaeology North
c/o The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle
Great North Museum: Hancock
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4PT

25 April 2016

Dear CBA North Followers,

Re: Notice of CBA North Annual General Meeting, Saturday 18 June 2016

I am writing to formally give you notice of and to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting which will be from 10.00am on Saturday 18 June 2016 at Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helen’s Street, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5BE. Online details of the venue can be found at http://www.corbridge.ukpc.net/pages/parish-hall.php.

The business part of the meeting will begin promptly at 10.30am with its agenda below. Our Chairman’s Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 2016, and our proposed Social Media and Digital Information Policy, which Committee seek discussion on and adoption of will available on our website (https://cbanorth.wordpress.com/) from mid-May. We welcome your thoughts on these documents at the meeting, though contributions can also be made upon these in replying to confirm your attendance, or present your apologies, for this meeting now or when the documents are placed online.

CBA North Committee, as at any other time, welcome thoughts on what you think CBA North should be doing during 2016. (If you would like to raise something at the AGM please let us know at least seven days before the meeting as per the AGM requirements).

We invite local archaeological societies from across the region to report upon their activities of whatever form – whether fieldwork, local archives or museums research, their publication or publicising of archaeology – have been during 2015, or are yet to come in 2016, to everyone else by contributing a short talk in a general networking/updating session of approximately an hour when we break for refreshments after the AGM business. Please let us know if you would like to contribute something towards this session as soon as possible for this part of the day; we have time for five or so short talks. There is also plenty of room at the venue [open from 10.00am] in case people would like to set up any banners, posters or table-top displays instead or as well.

We will leave you to your own devices during a lunch break for an hour or so; there are a number of hostelries within Corbridge. We will then reconvene at 2.00pm for a detailed tour of Corbridge Roman Town, led by Graeme Stobbs of English Heritage who is one of the curators, as ‘The Story of Roman Corbridge’ where we have discounted entry to the site with English Heritage as a group. This will also include a behind the scenes tour of the stores of the museum which are not ordinarily open to the public. Details of the site can be found at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/corbridge-roman-town-hadrians-wall/.

I would be most grateful if you could let me know whether you will be attending the meeting by filling in the booking form and preferably emailing it to me at the cbanorth@archaeologyuk.org email address only or sending it to our Newcastle address above by Saturday 4 June at the very latest.

Yours sincerely,

Keith Elliott
Secretary, CBA North

Council for British Archaeology North AGM 2016 Agenda
Registered Charity Number 1098854


NOTICE is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Charity to be held at Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helen’s Street, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5BE on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 10.30 am precisely for the following purposes:

1          to receive and consider the final accounts for the year ended 31st March 2016
2          to receive and consider the annual report for the year ended 31st March 2016
3          in the notification of CBA North’s Social Media and Digital Information Policy
4          in the notification of new CBA North committee members
5          in the continuation of existing CBA North committee members
6          CBA North Advocacy
7          any other business notified to the Chairman at least seven days in advance of the
meeting or business from the floor
8          local archaeological society talks and displays

By order of the committee
Richard Forster
CBA North Chair
Dated 18 April 2016

1. Any member of the charity aged 18 and over is entitled to vote at the AGM. Organisational members are entitled to one vote and should appoint a representative to vote on their behalf.

2. Any member of the charity aged 18 and over who is entitled to attend, speak and vote at the above mentioned meeting may appoint a proxy to attend, speak and, on a poll, vote instead of that member. A proxy need not be a member of the charity.

Council for British Archaeology North AGM 2016

Booking form:
Name: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Telephone: ………………………. Email address: ………………………………………………………

Morning AGM and networking/updating session:
Please indicate clearly ALL those of the following that apply to you or your group:

  • I will be attending the CBA North AGM on 18 June 2016 (if for a group please say which)………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  • I will not be attending the CBA North AGM on 18 June 2016 and wish to nominate the Chair as my proxy
  • I will not be attending the CBA North AGM on 18 June 2016 and wish to nominate ………………………………………………………………………. as my proxy
  • I will not be attending the CBA North AGM on 18 June 2016 and do not wish to nominate a proxy
  • I would like to contribute something to the local archaeological society talks and displays. Please indicate what form your contribution can take in case you have any specific requirements for this ……………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Afternoon session:
Please indicate clearly ALL those of the following that apply to you or your group:

 

  • I would like to attend The Story of Roman Corbridge tour on the afternoon of 18 June 2016 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

  • I am / am not an English Heritage member.

 

  • If you are not English Heritage member/s this tour entry to the site (at a discounted rate for us) will be £5.19 (adult), £4.68 (concessions) and £3.15 (child). Please bring your money when you attend the morning session.

 

  • I would not like to attend The Story of Roman Corbridge in the afternoon of 18 June 2016 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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2016 County Durham Archaeology Day

Tickets can now be booked for the 2016 County Durham Archaeology Day which will be on Saturday March 12th, 2016.

If you would like to book tickets please fill in the form and return it as soon as possible after Monday February 22nd when the tickets go on sale. Please pay by cheque made out to “Durham County Council”.

Yours faithfully,
County Durham Archaeology Team

TillVAS Till Valley Archaeological Society – 4th November

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

 

Field Opportunities

Field Opportunities

Here are some details for upcoming excavations, please see contact details at the end of the email if you are interested!

The two community Archaeology Projects described below are part of the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership scheme and are to be undertaken under the aegis of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland.  Each one will be managed by staff from an appointed professional archaeological contractor who will supervise the volunteer workforce (maximum of 20 places for each).   Final discussions about the precise dates are underway but both projects will take place in the period late September – end October.

Project outlines:

Brignall Shrunken Medieval Village

The village of Brignall is one of many settlements that underwent a significant reduction in size and prosperity in the later medieval period. What are thought to be traces of former buildings and tofts have been identified on aerial photographs immediately south of the present village. There are a few fields bounded by ditches, but much of the area is disturbed with no set pattern, and no trace of house platforms. At the time of the Domesday survey, Brignall was composed of 12 carucates of land, all waste, but the village must have been of some importance in 1265 to have been granted an annual and weekly market. There were 4 mills in the village in 1712.

The project will consist of geophysical survey followed by targeted trenching to clarify the nature and extent of the remains of the medieval village.  Volunteers can be involved in both elements of the project and will receive training in archaeological excavation, survey, recording and interpretation techniques.

 

Hawkesley Hill Prehistoric Rock Art

Field research by 2000 identified four ‘panels’ of Rock Art at the western edge of Hawkesley Hill, a few miles north-west of Barnard Castle .  The motifs consist variously of cups, rings, grooves, isolated peck marks, and other more heavily eroded features some of which may actually be of natural origin.  There are also a number of earth-fast boulders nearby.

The project will entail the detailed recording of the visible Rock Art features and a search for additional examples in the vicinity both by surface inspection and by excavation.  An area around each of the principal rock outcrops bearing Rock Art will be de-turfed and excavated in order to establish if there are other potentially contemporary archaeological phenomena nearby.  Training in archaeological excavation, survey, recording and interpretation techniques.

 

Please email Belinda Burke at archandarch.dandn@durham.ac.uk

 

Marsh Archaeology Awards 2015 – Nominations close 30/09!

Marsh Archaeology Awards 2015

Nominations close on the 30th September for these awards, which celebrate community archaeology.

There are three categories of award open for nominations;

• The Marsh Award for Community Archaeology recognises and promotes the results of research and/or fieldwork led by community groups which have made a substantial contribution to knowledge and wellbeing.
• The Young Archaeologist of the Year Award is for a young person or group of young people under the age of 18 who have made an outstanding contribution to community archaeology.
• The Community Archaeologist of the Year Award is for an individual who has inspired others to share their love of archaeology.

Closing date for nominations is 30 September 2015.

For further information and nomination details please see:

http://new.archaeologyuk.org/marsh-archaeology-awards-2015

 

 

Community Research Survey – last chance to complete today!

The deadline for a survey as detailed on a previous CBA North post (see below) has been extended to today (Monday 21st September) to allow as many people as possible the chance to have their say.

Please do spread the word to anyone who hasn’t yet filled it in. Archaeology group, local history society, individual researchers: they’d love to hear from you!:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/community-heritage-research

 

Details from previous post:

A current project by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service has been commissioned by Historic England in order to assess the amount of archaeology and local history research being undertaken by voluntary groups in England, and evaluate the potential for this to contribute to research resources and agendas.

Further details about the project and the methodology are available at http://community-heritage-research.blogspot.co.uk/,

The survey is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/community-heritage-research. It will close on 21st August.

 

Community Archaeology Exhibition Space Opportunity

Community archaeology exhibition space – Durham

Please read the message below from Gemma Lewis, Deputy Curator (Castle and Archaeology) at Durham University.  If you would like to discuss this with Gemma her contact details are at the end of the message.

Gemma writes:

Many of you may or may not know that the Museum of Archaeology in Durham City has re-opened at Palace Green Library. The exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham. More details online www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology.museum/whatson/exhibitions/gallery/
http://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology.museum/whatson/exhibitions/gallery/

What is also included in the gallery is a community archaeology space
which showcases the work of local archaeology and history groups from
across the region. The aim is to raise the profile of the work that is
going on across the region and to keep the gallery up to date and
changing with regionally developments. What can be offered to groups
ranges from one or two cases within the gallery right the way through
to including information and objects within the main exhibition.

If this is something that your group (or a group you know) might be
interested please get in touch. We still have a number of slots
available at the end of 2015 and from May 2016.

Best Wishes

Gemma

Gemma Lewis
Deputy Curator (Castle and Archaeology)
University Library
Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RN

Email: gemma.lewis@durham.ac.uk<mailto:
gemma.lewis@durham.ac.uk>
Palace Green Tel: 0191 33 41214
University College Tel: 0191 33 44139