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Market Harborough LE16 7EU
The group was formed in 2000, during the Village Festival weekend. Our objective was to be a heritage supporting action group involved in projects, events and research, rather than attending meetings with speakers. We have maintained this objective, supplemented by occasional speakers and training sessions with experts. We always do as much as we can ourselves and then call in experts to verify our findings and increase our knowledge when necessary.
Please bring along pottery and other finds discovered while gardening in or close to the village of Great Bowden.
We will identify finds for you and if we are not sure will retain them and get expert help.
The event is run by Members of Great Bowden Heritage & Archaeology
Leics LE10 1DW
St Mary’s Church Hinckley is a busy, open church in the heart of Hinckley. We believe God welcomes everybody, and we seek to live out this inclusive love in offering a welcome to all. Whether you are coming for a service or to say a prayer, to enjoy friendship or being part of the community, or simply to enjoy coffee and a piece of cake in Hinckley’s oldest building, you are very welcome. We are open every day.
Booking information :
Essential to book in advance for the guided walk (approx. 2km).
To book your place/s and for any further information contact Shirley :
email@example.com or (01455) 636833
Leics LE17 5EE
Come and join Hinckley Archaeological Society on a short walk through a long period of pre-history. See areas where Stone Age people knapped flints for hunting animals and making flint scrapers and blades to prepare their food.
17 July 2021, 10:30am - 12:00pm
21 July 2021, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Loughborough LE7 7UE
A guided walk through Mountsorrel and surrounding area, looking at the History of transporting Granite from Mountsorrel Quarries to all parts of England using both the canal and railway systems. We will also look at any existing buildings and structures connected with Granite Quarrying. This walk is about 1.5 miles long, part of which is on uneven footpaths, suitable footwear is essential.
£4 per person: numbers are limited, to reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Robert on (0116)4791068
20 July 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
27 July 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children can learn the basics of archaeology and uncover hidden artefacts in our mini archaeology dig pits.
True to any real archaeological dig, any finds made will need to be recorded.
17 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
18 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
19 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
20 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
21 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
22 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
23 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
24 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
25 July 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Join Peter Liddle and City Archaeologist, Grahame Appleby, for a walk round the remains of Leicester Abbey and the ruins of Cavendish House, the mansion built on the site after the Dissolution and hear about the excavations by the University of Leicester that has helped to tell its story. Leicester Abbey was the biggest and richest religious house in Leicestershire and where Cardinal Wolsey died and was buried.
21 July 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Book on email@example.com or 0116 2214508
Join Dr Pam Fisher, Peter Liddle, and David Chubb for a tour of St Andrews Church, dating from the 1080s, with medieval glass and an early Gothic revival chancel of 1846, and a walk round the earthworks of the shrunken village of Coston.
Booking 0116 221 4508; Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org
24 July 2021, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Peter Liddle and Chris Hossack to visit 'Piggy's Hollow, one of the largest moated site complexes in Leicestershire, including the moat itself, fishponds and a mill dam. The adjacent parish church will also be visited. The manor was owned by the Grey family of Codnor, Derbyshire who are believed to have had themoat constructed in the 13th century.
27 July 2021, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Find out how and when fresh water was first piped to Loughborough, and the difference it made to the town.
An exhibition by Leicestershire Victoria County History
From Monday July 5th to Friday September 24th, Mondays 10am to 1pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 10am to 5pm, Saturdays 10am to 2pm; Wednesdays and Sundays: closed. This is an indoor exhibition and face masks must be worn. Timed slots apply, book through Leicestershire Libraries 0116 305 2420
Cawston Rd, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6UH
Join us for a virtual tour around our site at Aylsham, Norfolk. Help to make your site “accessible“ all year round, especially, if like us, there is nothing to see except fields !
Click on this link to register your interest. Confirmation emails with the Zoom link will be sent out two days before the event.
19 July 2021, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Peter Purdy, Aylsham Roman Project director.
59 Potters Road,
An archaeological and public engagement project in this part of East Finchley on the weekend of 17th and 18th July 2021 as part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology. Digging three test pits in an area that may have mediaeval origins and was part of a famous Hog Market.
17 July 2021, 10:30am - 18 Jul 2021, 4:30pm
92 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX
Legio IX Hispana had a long and active history, it being one of the key legions during the various campaigns of conquest in Britain and later founding York, from where it guarded the northern frontiers in Britain. But the last evidence for its existence in Britain comes from AD 108 in York, after which it completely vanishes from history. The mystery of its disappearance has inspired debate and imagination for decades, for example with Rosemary Sutclliffe’s best selling Eagle of the Ninth and subsequent Hollywood blockbusters.
Here, historian, broadcaster and CBA Trustee Dr Simon Elliott considers the evidence for four of the theories, and other possibilities, regarding its fate, all based on his new best selling book. Join Simon to learn more.
Find out more about Simon's work here https://vimeo.com/504889150(link is external)
This is a free event held via Zoom.
Please register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o1b6BvRBRLWu-Oq6uUIshQ
Following on from our series of Archaeology Week ‘How to’ and ‘Horrible Historyesque’ archaeology videos from 2020, this year, we bring you our take on Boudicca! Did she really come to Milton Keynes? Where was the final battle? What colour was her hair? Did the Iceni really have ‘Wode Wage’? And do we even know? Come and meet Boudica and our panel of experts, through our YouTube Budicca series on our MKCDC at Bradwell Abbey YouTube channel!
Following on from our series of Archaeology Week ‘How to’ and ‘Horrible Historyesque’ archaeology videos from 2020, this year, we bring you our take on Boudicca! Did she really come to Milton Keynes? Where was the final battle? What colour was her hair? Did the Iceni really have ‘Wode Wage’? And do we even know? Come and meet Boudica and our panel of experts, through our YouTube Budicca series on our MKCDC at Bradwell Abbey YouTube channel! There will also be available our previous series of Roman videos including craft activities and fun archaeological exploration at Bancroft villa!
Rediscovering Auckland Castle: Recent excavations at the Bishop of Durham’s Palace’ by John CastlingArchitectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland
c/o 1 The Terrace
The Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland invites you to join us on Saturday the 24th of July at 2.30pm on zoom for the lecture 'Rediscovering Auckland Castle: Recent excavations at the Bishop of Durham’s Palace’ by John Castling.
Auckland Castle is widely considered to be one of the most important medieval residential complexes, a significance amplified by the extensive survival of its medieval parkland setting. Recent years have seen several excavations by Durham University as part of both developer-funded excavation initiated by the transformation of the Castle into a heritage attraction and through the Archaeology Department’s student field-school.
A Twitter conference means that anyone anywhere can attend and you can even catch up after the event by following our hashtag #ArchMoL21. If you would like to submit a paper for the conference, all you need is a Twitter account and to send us your proposal.
Our theme this year is Archaeology & STEM or #ArchaeoSTEM. Find out how to submit a paper on the Museum of Liverpool website here https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/festival-of-archaeology/archaeoscien...
20 July 2021, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxford OX1 1QL
Development related archaeological work has continued though the lockdown periods, albeit at a more modest pace. David will talk about some of the recent new discoveries and how the results of recent excavations are reshaping our understanding of the past people and places of Oxford.
The talk will be held via zoom and we will send you a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place. Don't worry if you aren't available on the day, book anyway and we will send you a link to watch the talk afterwards.
This is a free event and is organised as part of the Festival of Archaeology.
Salisbury Museum proudly presents its sixth festival of archaeology, filling the beautiful museum grounds with archaeology, living history and heritage with a sprinkling of well known faces from television and radio.
A weekend for all the family, all ages we invite you to this relaxed, fun and fascinating weekend of archaeology, fun, food and music. Bring the whole family and enjoy the museum, its gardens and the historic setting of The Close at Salisbury Cathedral.
Entry is by donation all weekend. See you there!
Festival open 10am - 5pm, 24 to 25 July 2021 No booking required. Entry by suggested donation of £2pp. which includes entry to the museum galleries. Talks and performances throughout the weekend. Living history displays, heritage and archaeologists all day. All ages welcome!
“There are sections of the city walls that survive in surprising locations and you can learn something of the history of the medieval town along the way, and places where excavations have provided further insights.“
From the origins of Oxford as an Anglo-Saxon borough during the reign of King Alfred (AD 871-899), through the major rebuilding of the stone wall in the early 13th Century, up to modern day where old walls still survive as property boundaries and garden walls, join OPT Trustee Julian Munby on a tour of Oxford's City Walls, and discover that the original city walls are still standing, hidden beneath your feet.
Members only event- £10
Limited places are available on this walk, but if government guidance allows, additional spaces will be added. To keep everyone safe specific arrangements will be confirmed a few days before the walk.
28 July 2021, 2:30pm - 2:30pm
A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m).
Divers will receive a thorough dive briefing and archaeological site briefing before each dive so that they will know what to look out for and will have an understanding of the underwater site and it's place in history.
More on Holland 5 submarine - http://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/content/holland-no5-submarine(link is external)
More on the Normans' Bay Wreck - http://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/content/normans-bay-protected-wreck-site(link is external)
Please note that minimum dive qualifications apply. Divers need to be at least BSAC Sport Diver or PADI Rescue Diver with recently logged dives in the 30 meter range. Divers will also need to use a twin set or pony bottle set up, re-breathers are also welcome.
The timetable for the day will be released closer to the day and will be based on tides. Please be prepared for an early morning start at Eastbourne.
Join us for a walk and talk around Berry Castle, with the Friends of Berry Castle. Find out about the history of the Iron Age site and also about the work which is beng undertaken to maintain and preserve it, for the future.
11am and 2pm (tours will last about an hour).
25 July 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm
25 July 2021, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
please contact us at- email@example.com to book.
78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA
Piecing the Pieces
An event for 5 - 11 year olds, parents/carers can leave their child with our Education Officer or can stay and join in. As part of the Festival of Archaeology join us to try your hand at putting items back together to see what they are and examine some of our more ancient items from the handling collection.
We are pleased to announce the 2021 CBA Festival of Archaeology will be taking place from 17 July to 1 August.
This year our theme is Exploring local places and we want to help people discover the archaeology and heritage that is all around them. We want people to get out and explore their local places, to discover stories, sites, buildings, places, people and events that make our local communities so special.
This year the Festival will be a hybrid event with lots of self-guided and online activities alongside our traditional on the ground events. With guided walks, talks, workshops, hand on activities and much more there will be something for everyone.
The Festival takes place across the UK - visit our website to find out what's happening near you.
General publicSchoolchildren :
Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)
Various, including The Great British Archaeology Comic Book and Dartmoor National Park's 'Make your own Bronze Age Bling'.
Includes talks by some of the UK's best known archaeologists including Carenza Lewis, Alex Langlands, Chris Naunton and Time Team along with videos on careers in archaeology, Minecraft, and even a wartime baking recipe - there's soemthing for everyone to enjoy.
General publicSchoolchildren :
Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)
A Day in Archaeology showcases “a day in the life“ of archaeologists from all over the UK and this year's event will be taking place on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
You will find a wealth of blogs from archaeologists, heritage professionals, students and volunteers talking about a day in their life.
You might be surprised to see just how many opportunities there are to get involved in archaeology from fieldwork to the science lab, museums to building sites, the possibilities are endless.
Our contributors will also share the paths they took to get to where they are now.
Find out how their careers developed, why they chose to study archaeology or how they got involved in volunteering.
Adults, General public, SchoolchildrenSchoolchildren :
Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)
Anyone with access to Twitter can ask a question using the #AskAnArchaeologist hashtag and any archaeologist who has an answer is encouraged to respond.
Children, Family, Adults, General public, SchoolchildrenSchoolchildren :
Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)
University of Bradford
During the global Covid pandemic of 2020-2021, the exploration of local places became one avenue for people to exercise and meet in a socially distance manner. These local places and envrionments often include elements of archaeological or heritage interest, though frequently without associated signage or information display. In this virtual field trip, join Dr Ben Jennings and Dr Abbi Flint from the University of Bradford, on a mixed pre-recorded & live presentation tour of selected areas of Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire.
Dr Jennings and Dr Flint, and last for approximately 30 minutes. Ilkely Moor is a location comprising an archaeological and cultural heritage remains relating to prehistoric occupation through to the contemporary world.
Ilkely Moor is a location comprising an archaeological and cultural heritage remains relating to prehistoric occupation through to the contemporary world.
Under the Wetland Futures in Contested Environments project (www.wetfutures.eu (link is external)) Dr Jennings and Dr Flint explored the cultural heritage of Ilkley Moor and would like to share some of the fascinating archaeology the location with you.
We look forward to 'seeing' you on this virtual field tour.
Free17 juillet au 1er août de 15:00 à 15:40 Sunday 20 June de 15:00 à 15:40 Saturday 19 June de 15:00 à 15:40 Friday 18 June de 15:00 à 15:40
After last years initial search for a theatre in the lost Civitas of Petuaria, the team return for a 2nd time to find out the truth beneath the turf on the playing field in Brough on Humber. Join us in the second week of the dig as things hot up and further searches around the area as we continue to build up the most comprehensive picture of Petuaria in 100 years. Visit the site on the 10th of July for the Roman festival, and educational fun experience for the community and beyond.
Public are welcome to attend at any time during the duration of the dig, 10th July to the 25th July, but would be well suited to the period of the festival as new, never seen before features will seen during this period.
An online event introducing the Archaeological Achievement Awards which celebrate archaeology across the UK and Ireland.
Join us for a discussion about what’s next for the awards and how we will be using them as an opportunity to celebrate the latest archaeological activity across the UK and Ireland. We will also be discussing the role of archaeology in society and the value it creates and you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the panel on the importance of archaeology.
CBA Executive Director Neil Redfern will be hosting the conversation and joining him will be representatives from across the archaeology and heritage sector:
Carenza Lewis, University of Lincoln
Laura Hampden, European Society of Black and Allied Archaeologists
James Kyle, Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland
Paul Belford, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Keith Lilley, Queens University Belfast
Tim Malim, FAME
Rebecca Jones, Historic Environment Scotland
Fiona Gale, CBA Trustee
The event will be live on Zoom. To join the event and put you questions to the panellists please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82252358907?pwd=Z0VsVVV5WFdWdGtiUFlWZTBEYUpHdz09
You can also watch a live stream of the event on the CBA YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/CouncilforBritishArchaeology
Can’t make the live event, a recording will be made available the following week on the CBA YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/CouncilforBritishArchaeology.
FreeFriday 18 June de 10:00 à 11:00
Adults, General public
As part of the Scarborough Big Ideas By The Sea - Featival of Ideas, Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society and Heritage Adventures are working closely with the local community to organise a community archaeological excavation in Scarborough Old Town, the heart of medieval Scarborough.
The excavation will consist of up to 25 small trenches located in gardens and public open spaces. We want to discover evidence for the Big Ideas that made Scarborough such an important place in the past. At some of the excavations in the public spaces people will be able to talk to some of our archaeologists
There will be a Hands on Our Future, Hands on Our Past Hub in Scarborough Market Hall. This will bring together the community excavation and cutting-edge technology to look at Scarborough’s incredible past and its exciting future. There will be a series of exciting activities that budding archaeologists of all ages can take part in.
23 July 2021, 10:00am - 25 Jul 2021, 4:00pm
A lecture as part of Scarborough Big Ideas By The Sea festival and in association with the Big Dig.
In any town or village, the ground we walk on is crammed with remains from the past that can be unearthed by anyone in a test pit excavation — right on their doorstep.
This talk will show how the finds from test pits can tell new stories and connect places like Scarborough with events as varied as the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Norman Conquest and the Black Death
Ticket Price: £10.00 (+ Booking Fee) – booking through The Big Ideas By The Sea web site
23 July 2021, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Visitors will be able to look inside the famous Chalk Tower and appreciate the scale of the tallest chalk building in England.
The Friends of the Chalk Tower will be on hand to talk about the history and significance of the building.
18 July 2021, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Our historic environment is everything that’s been created by people over time. DfC Historic Environment Division (HED) records, protects, conserves and promotes Northern Ireland’s historic environment.
This is constantly being updated and extended and embraces various aspects of our built heritage- including archaeological sites and monuments, historic buildings,
industrial, maritime, wartime sites as well as parks, gardens and demesnes.
Please contact HERoNI@communities-ni.gov.uk if you would like further information.
Children, Family, Adults, General public, Schoolchildren
These range in site type and period, from the Neolithic (4000 BC) up to industrial and defence heritage sites of the 19th and 20th centuries. The role of HED is to protect, manage and care for these sites and to provide access and information where possible.
HED would like to welcome you to Northern Ireland and invite you to (virtually!) enjoy a selection of some of the key heritage sites in the region.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.
Children, Family, Adults, General public, Schoolchildren
Come along for a talk about recent excavations of pineries in the Lothians and Falkirk that has shed light on a time in Scotland when a Pineapple cost more than year’s wages and the rich were ruthless in their pursuit of power. Doug Rocks-Macqueen has worked as an archaeologist all over the world, excavating anything from Mayan temples in Belize to pinery vinerys in Scotland, the subject of this talk. He now works for Archaeology Scotland as a Public Archaeologist. An Archaeology Scotland lecture.
The lecture will be on Microsoft Teams, so if you join us on a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) you will need to download the app (free) from the App Store(link is external) / Google Play Store(link is external) beforehand.
Join us for a celebration of the ancient Summertime at the Scottish Crannog Centre. Come along and meet the Crannog Community as they guide you around the reconstructed Crannog over the water, then try ancient technologies and hands on crafts, play an ancient game or two, nibble on some prehistoric tasty treats and hear some music, singing and storytelling by the shores of the beautiful Loch Tay. A summer event for all the family, and dogs are very welcome too.
Ticket Prices are available on the Crannog website - family tickets and concessions are available.
The Scottish Crannog Centre is collaborating with the Drover’s Tryst Walking Group for a special one-off archaeology tour on Sunday 18th July 2021.
Community Archaeologist Rich Hiden will be taking a group of local walkers on a tour of the Scottish Crannog Centre, and then heading up the hill to see some of the local scenery, view some Crannog sites in the loch below, visit a Neolithic stone circle, and walk the falls of Acharn and the Hermit's Cave. He will lead the group through the ancient history of Loch Tay and describe the local community that would have lived in the Acharn and Kenmore area.
Booking is essential, and available from www.droverstryst.co
18 July 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Live Webinar : Saturday 17 July 5-6.30 pm BST :
Join National Museum Wales archaeology curators Elizabeth Walker and Mark Lodwick, for a relaxed and informative webinar discussing projects they have worked on. There’ll be a chance for Q& A at the end. Topics covered will include :
The importance of reporting and recording stone tools.
Case studies from Wales, where finds made by people doing everyday things, have led to important new information about the lives of people during Prehistory :
The Swansea Dagger(link is external)
Fieldwalking project at Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Burry Holms(link is external), Swansea, research project
Finds from Welsh Forests
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