CBA North Members will already have been sent this this (as a benefit of membership), so for CBA North’s Followers might also be interested in this offer in case people haven’t already seen it with lots available for sites and finds across CBA North-land.
CBA North note that there are of course lots of good things to read in printed form as well with the libraries of local societies as well when this offer closes as well, but in the meantime…
Routledge Archaeology, Heritage, Museum Studies and Conservation
From 4th-17th April 2016 you can access our Archaeology, Heritage, Museum Studies and Conservation journals for FREE*. There is no need to sign-up or register, simply click the links below and start reading today!
Now Spring 2016 seems to have arrived why not spring into archaeological action this month?
Events start tonight with the Border Archaeological Society [BAS] on places warmer again with prehistoric rock art in Africa, though the speaker will be familiar to many of CBA North-land already, and this week two more talks on recent Mesolithic and Medieval researches in meetings of the Northumberland Archaeological Group [NAG} and Till Valley Archaeological Society [TillVAS].
Other talks cover the Medieval elsewhere across CBA North-land with Furness Abbey in the southwest of our region covered by the Appleby Archaeological Group [Appleby], though looking further westward again next week, and the week after that a Teesside Archaeological Society talk will deal with Durham University excavations of a castle in Wales,
..and then again other talks cover the area from the lowlands to the hills. Take your pick, attend your own local group meetings and why not something else as well? Our list of things known to us for April is below, but feel free to let us know of any more that you know about or would like to publicise. Details for each of the local groups can be found in our Local Societies and Groups page of the website.
4 April – An engraved landscape: rock carvings from the ‘Central Sahara’, Dr Tertia Barnett [BAS]
6 April – Salters Nick – Some Final Conclusions, John Davies [NAG]
6 April – AGM followed by The 2015 Flodden 500 Excavations, Richard Carlton and John Nolan [TILLVAS]
12 April – Furness Abbey and her Daughter Houses: Irish Sea Relations in the Medieval era, Dr Fiona Edmunds [APPLEBY]
19 April – Neven Castle in Pembrokeshire, Dr Chris Caple [TAS]
23 April – Lead mining landscapes and legacies of the North Pennine Uplands, Mark Kincey [ARCH & ARCH]
27 April – The Cosmos, Kant and Thomas Wright of Durham, Andrew Fletcher [SANT]
Date to be confirmed: April – Wetlands in the Neolithic, Dr Kristian Pedersen [CCA]
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”.
The 2016 lectures of Coquetdale Community Archaeology have been added to our regular Events page. They begin for the year next week and are also listed for you below here as well;
9 February – A review of the 2015 CCA dig at the two sites at Hepden Burn, John Nolan and Richard Carlton
9 March – The Border Roads Project: a review of what’s been done so far and a plan for fieldwork and other activities in 2016, David Jones and others
24 March – The Hareshaw Ironworks at Bellingham, Ian Roberts
Date to be confirmed: April – Wetlands in the Neolithic, Dr Kristian Pedersen
Date to be confirmed: May – Annual General Meeting
All talks are held in the small hall of Thropton Memorial Hall, Thropton, Northumberland. Contact details for the group, including their website, can be found in our Local Societies and Groups page.
The Durham World Heritage Site Research Framework was published January last year. It aims to promote rigorous, academically informed research to progress our understanding and appreciation of the Cathedral, Castle and their environs.
This launch event will provide an opportunity for interested researchers to discuss the priorities for research identified in the Strategy and aims to provide a space for the initial discussions which will lead to future research projects and funding proposals for them.
Please click here to see the programme for a full schedule of the planned activity for the afternoon.
This event will be on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 1.00pm in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham.
This week sees the start of the two regular lecture series by local groups.
The Northumberland Archaeological Group’s first lecture is on Wednesday, with David Astbury talking on “Settlements in Southeast Northumberland: new discoveries through remote sensing”.
On Saturday Colm O’Brien will be talking on “Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Networks in Ireland, Scotland, England: an Inishowen Case Study” which is their first lecture of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland. Their poster giving you details for this lecture is AASDN, 16.01.2016
Coquetdale Community Archaeology have sent us details of their programme up to May (though some details have yet to be confirmed) which I’ve added to our Events page for their details as CCA. We’ll announce their programme nearer the date of their first lecture. Our events page now has 53 events for 2016 – more details are still to come!
The Northumberland Archaeological Group (NAG) has the following provisional programme of
talks arranged for 2016. We meet at 7.00pm at the Newcastle Arts Centre, off Westgate Road – the entrance to the centre is in Black Swan Yard. Non-members are invited on the basis that if they wish to attend a second talk they should consider joining NAG. For further details contact the secretary, Gordon Moir, email@example.com or see their website.
Our talks are going to be;
Jan 13th David Astbury, Settlement in South-East Northumberland: new discoveries through remote sensing.
Feb 10th Megan Clement, The CITiZAN project: Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network.
March 9th Marco Romeo Pitone, title to be confirmed, but on some aspect of copper extraction.
April 6th John Davies, Salters Nick – Some Final Conclusions.
May 11th Tatiana Ivleva, title also to be confirmed, but on glass bangles in the Iron Age.