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May 2018

Joyce Hill: The Two Worlds of Libya – A Classical Perspective

May 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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Since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi, Libya has shown itself to be a deeply divided country, with little or no cooperation between the western half centred on Tripoli, and the eastern half centred on Benghazi. Yet in fact history shows us that this divide has always been profound, going back to Phoenician, Ptolemaic and Carthaginian times and continuing within the Roman Empire and beyond. The talk, in exploring this history with reference to the amazingly well-preserved archaeological remains, gives a…

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June 2018

Ann & Stuart Wilkinson: The Value of Geophysical Survey

June 2, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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July 2018

Mike Gill: The Greenhow Mines

July 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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Lead mining on Greenhow Hill has a long history, yet many traces of it have been removed or changed by later mining, quarrying and farming. During his talk the speaker will attempt to reconstruct the industry with various pictures and give an impression of its changing fortune.

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September 2018

Jennifer Crangle: Rothwell’s bones; medieval curation of the dead

September 1, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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An illustrated talk will be given by Dr Jennifer Crangle entitled "Rothwell's bones; medieval curation of the dead". Dr Crangle, together with Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins and Prof Dawn Hadley, established the 'Rothwell Charnel Chapel Project' based on the medieval crypt and collection of human skeletal material at Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Northamptonshire.   This subterranean charnel chapel houses one of only two remaining in situ medieval ossuaries (collections of human bones) in England. The Project aims to further the understanding of charnelling…

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October 2018

John Buglass: Boats in a Coal Mine – The 18th Century Ships in the River Aire at Methley

October 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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After the catastrophic flooding of the open cast mine at Allerton Bywater the remains of up to nine 18th century river vessels along with ferry crossings and a series of dry docks and locks on the River Aire were left high and dry. After two years of excavation and 20yrs of research the results of this award winning project show that these remains were a very rare survival from the early years of the Aire and Calder Navigation. Also surviving…

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November 2018

Dr. Cathy Batt: Magnetic Moments in the Past

November 3, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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Find out how the Earth’s magnetic field can be used to date archaeological sites, with examples from Orkney to Iran. The talk will give an insight into the behaviour of the geomagnetic field and the ways in which archaeologists can use that information to date human activity. There will be the opportunity to see how the method works in practice and to hear about the latest research.

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December 2018

Short Talks

December 1, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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1 Brian Hiscutt -  'There were Giants in this Land' 2 Tricia Cowell - Beckwithshaw 3 Janis Heward - Green Men Others TBC nearer the time Followed by our annual Christmas party!

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February 2019

Star Carr and the re-settlement of Britain after the end of the Ice Age-DON HENSON

February 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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This talk will focus on the Mesolithic site of Star Carr and what it shows us about the early re-colonisation of Britain after the end of the Ice Age

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March 2019

Anglo-Saxon Churches in Yorkshire – JOYCE HILL [Emeritus Professor]

March 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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Throughout Yorkshire there are many churches which are substantially Anglo-Saxon: some have retained their Anglo-Saxon tower, even though the main body of the church has been rebuilt. Find out more at the talk.

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April 2019

Dead Men’s Tales: What archaeology can learn from burials – JOHN BUGLASS

April 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0AG United Kingdom
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An illustrated talk on how burials rites have changed over time from the prehistoric to Victorians and what we can learn from these changes and the remains themselves

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