Tag: archaeology

Harrogate Archaeology Society

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

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

April 6, 2019 0

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

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.

March 2, 2019 0

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

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

February 2, 2019 0

Dr. Cathy Batt: Magnetic Moments in the Past

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…
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November 3, 2018 0

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

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…
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October 6, 2018 0

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

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…
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May 5, 2018 0

Bob Barker: Recent excavations uncovering prehistoric Nidderdale

The talk will cover the excavations undertaken by the Iron Age Nidderdale community archaeology group over the last few years. These include mysterious platforms, prehistoric settlements and the truth about some of the lumps and bumps in the dale.

April 7, 2018 0

John Buglass: The Archaeology Around Yorkshire Reservoirs

As a result of a survey of 1300 ha of the woodlands that surround Yorkshire Water’s reservoirs over 400 archaeological and historic sites were recorded of which nearly half had never previously been identified. These sites range from abandoned medieval villages and farmsteads through to highly unusual Second World War reservoir defences. The sites also included…
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March 3, 2018 0

Jen Deadman (Historic Buildings Consultant): Out of Nidderdale and Over The Hill: A Valley Lost in Time

An exploration of the landscape of a remote valley which since prehistory has been home to many but now supports just a few isolated farmsteads. Here Man has tilled the earth for centuries, a battle hard won and easily lost. Today the evidence for past habitation is there for those who seek to see in the…
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February 3, 2018 0

Janis Heward: Hidden Archaeology of the Dales

Janis, an experienced field archaeologist, will be revealing several hidden locations where archaeology can be seen in the Yorkshire Dales.

September 2, 2017 0