Council forBritish Archaeology
Details of additional conferences, plus a number of other events, such as courses and lectures, are given on our website or by request. This also applies to Grants.
Fieldwork The cba makes due enquiries of all parties concerned to advertise fieldwork projects in British Archaeology, but cannot accept responsibility for the operating conditions of such projects.
Marlow, Buckinghamshire Sundays until Autumn Investigating a double enclosure in Warren Wood. Site dated to medieval period from non-intrusive methods and test pitting. Min age 16. Cost £9 for membership. Contact for precise dates John Laker, tel 01628 481792, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.archaeologyinmarlow.org.uk
Saveock Water, Cornwall 3.4.11-26.8.11 Training excavations at a multi-period site with deposits from the Mesolithic to C17th. All welcome. Cost £195 per week plus £25 lunches. Contact Jacqui Wood, tel 01872 560351, email email@example.com, web www.archaeologyonline.org
Tetbury, Gloucestershire 18.6.11-31.10.11 (varied) Continuing excavations by Archeoscan on a multi-period site of mostly Iron Age and Roman date. Previous finds indicate a high status settlement. All levels welcome for any days. Cost £20 per day, £200 for 15 days or £275 season. Training by request. Contact Tony Roberts, mob 07901 746140, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.archeoscan.com/17.html
Archaeology Live!, Hungate, York 27.6.11-16.9.11 Annual training excavations from York Archaeological Trust. Viking and Medieval period features disturbing Roman burials and cremations. Min age 16. Varied fees for day or weekly rates. Weekend courses also available. Contact yat Training Dig, tel 01904 663000, mob 07908 210026, email
It lay in the ground unnoticed for over a thousand years, and without Terry Herbert and his metal detector (aided by the Portable Antiquities Team, pictured above launching the official beer), it would still be there: but the Staffordshire hoard is now on the move, a complex find, some might feel, that leapfrogged from darkness to fame ahead of specialist analysis. If the size of the hoard, the variety of its contents and its unprecedented nature have meant that public engagement has preceded a full understanding, these characteristics have also encouraged exhibition, with email@example.com, web www.dighungate.com
Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway 27.6.11-25.9.11 Continuing investigations by Stewartry Archaeological Trust on prehistoric burial cairns and medieval settlements, suitable for beginners. Limited places on C13/14th Motte Hill at Ingleston, Gelston, for experienced diggers only. Training provided by arrangement. Contact Liz Penman, tel 01556 680478, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sat.org.uk
Kilwinning Community Archaeology Project, North Ayrshire 17.7.11–17.8.11 Free training excavations at this C12th Tironensian Abbey, with a focus on south transept, cloister and western entrance plus test-pitting the burgh’s medieval core. Suitable for beginners. Contact Susan Rees, Rathmell Archaeology Ltd, tel 01294 542848, email email@example.com, web britarch.net/lOh (Facebook)
Boston Big Dig, Lincolnshire 18.7.11–7.8.11 A community excavation at the Market parts of the hoard on permanent display in Birmingham and Stoke-onTrent, and more items on tour. Over 40 pieces drew 21,000 visitors to Shire Hall, Stafford, in July; they are in Lichfield Cathedral until August 21 (sold out in advance), and will be in Tamworth Castle from August 27 to September 18. On October 29 “AngloSaxon Hoard: Gold from England’s Dark Ages” will open at the National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (until March 4 2012). In November National Geographic promises to feature the hoard in a book, a TV special and an issue of its magazine
Place. Open days every Wed, Sat and Sun with information, tours and children’s activities. Facebook and Twitter updates. Contact Claire, Network Archaeology Ltd, tel 01522 532621, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.bostonbigdig.org
Green, Isle of Eday, Orkney 30.7.11-3.9.11 Continuing excavations by bevars at this Neolithic settlement site, for experienced diggers only. Fees inc site transport, meals and camping. Contact Mick Miles via email@example.com
Piddington, Northamptonshire 30.7.11–29.8.11 Continuing excavations at this late Iron Age settlement site and RomanoBritish Villa complex, by the Upper Nene Archaeological Society. Some training available; varied fees and options. Contact Marion Wells, tel 01494 772650, firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.unas.org.uk
Syndale, Kent 1.8.11-19.8.11 Annual training excavations from Kent Archaeological Field School, held near
Faversham. Exploration of houses at the lost Roman town of Durolevum. Beginners’ week 8.8.11-12.8.11 at £100. Cost £35 per day or £30 members. More trips and short courses available. Contact kafs, tel 01795 532548, email email@example.com, web www.kafs.co.uk
Roman Caerleon 4.8.11–1.9.11 Work by Cardiff University on newlydiscovered suburb of monumental buildings outside the Roman fortress, including marketplaces, warehouses, baths and possibly temples. Site tours daily except Wed; extra Bank Holiday activities. Contact Paula Jones, Community Archaeologist, via email JonesPL1@cf.ac.uk, britarch.net/lcq
Mons Pool, Nottingshire 8.8.11–19.8.11 Inviting people from Manchester area to participate at a gravel extraction site, where thousands of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman artefacts have been uncovered. Training, accommodation and transport from Manchester provided. Suitable for beginners. Cost £100/week. Contact Brian Grimsditch via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Under Winchelsea, East Sussex 14.8.11, 3.9.11, 11.11.11 & 1.10.11 The village boasts more than 50 medieval cellars and is rivalled only by Southampton and Norwich. Most are vaulted and date from c ad1300. Cost £5 inc guide book. Bookings tel 01797 225333, email email@example.com, web www.winchelsea.net/tours.htm
Copped Hall, Epping, Essex 15.8.11-19.8.11 Excavations for those with experience by West Essex Archaeological Group. A destroyed Tudor period mansion with some earlier and later evidence. Cost £50 per week. Contact Pauline Dalton, tel 01992 813725, firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.weag.org.uk
Staveley Hall, Derbyshire 16-20.8.11 & 23-27.8.11 Community excavations with a primary focus on a late C17th kitchen midden with large assemblages of pottery and clay pipes of regional importance expected. Free and open to all but u16s
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must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Michael McCoy via email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.staveleyhall.org.uk
Coverdale recording day 20.8.11 Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group will survey up to three houses in the village. Bring own lunch. Contact Tony Tolhurst or Isobel Jenkins via email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.yvbsg.org.uk/events.htm. Also 25.9.11, review day of Long Preston recording in May, details to follow.
Walberton Nursery, Sussex 20.8.11-3.9.11 Worthing Archaeological Society excavations to investigate a Roman villa and bath house complex at Blacksmiths Corner. Cost £20 full /£10 students for Society membership. Contact Ian Robertson, mob 07920 261388, email email@example.com, web www.worthingarch.co.uk
Cairn survey and repair, Dartmoor 20 & 25.8.11, 8.9.11, 17.9.11, 22.9.11 All welcome but new volunteers must book in case of changes to programme. This Marsh Award-winning project will revisit previously recorded cairns to assess and record any further damage. Contact Anne Whitbourn, tel 01752 696257 (10am to 7pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.dartmoorpreservation.com
Blackden, Cheshire 22.8.11-2.9.11 Training excavation at multi-period site from Mesolithic to modern. 16 plus. Beginners welcome. On-site camping for 18s and over. £240 one week or £350 both weeks. Contact Mark Roberts, The Blackden Trust, tel 01477 571445, email email@example.com, web www.theblackdentrust.org.uk
Roman road, Hampshire 26.8.11-29.8.11 & 17.9.11-25.9.11 Annual training excavations with a new site to be surveyed, and returning to Farnham Wood. Activities also include geophysics and drawing. All welcome for any days. Cost £60 with training or £10 digs only, covers whole season.
Accommodation leads given. Contact Richard Whaley, tel 01252 548115, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.nehhas.org.uk. Please note, this is carried out by an independent field group, not the main ne Hants Society.
Flodden Hill, Northumberland 10.9.11-25.9.11 Excavations continue at ‘Site 2’. All levels welcome for any length of time. No experience necesary. Limited to 30 places per day. Information from Chris, email email@example.com. Bookings via Jenny Vaughan, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trefoel, Newport, Pembrokeshire 21.9.11-26.9.11 Welsh Rock Art Project open to all aged 16 or over. Landscape study inc contour and geophysical surveys, photography and recording. Cost £350/£295 students per week inc hostel, food, tours & training. Contact Adam
In 2006 Tate Britain gave a room to Salisbury Cathedral in its Constable landscapes show, and the V&A has featured the artist’s work at Stonehenge. But the exhibition now in Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum (until September 25) is a spectacular first. “Constable and Salisbury”, guest curated by Timothy Wilcox, brings together works created in and around the historic city, in terms of output, a location second only to the Stour valley in Constable’s native Suffolk. He went to Salisbury seven times between 1811 and 1829, sketching in pencil, watercolour and oil, and
Stanford, Archaeology Safaris Ltd, mob 07815 007128, email email@example.com, web www.rock-art-in-wales.co.uk
Michelham Priory, East Sussex 24.9.11-25.9.11 ‘Stone Age Boot Camp: Ancient lessons for modern living’. Find your inner hunter-gatherer in the countryside. Learn bushcraft skills, the basics of human evolution and gain an entirely new perspective on your place on the planet. Contact David Rudling, Centre for Community Engagement, tel 01273 678300, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.sussex.ac.uk/cce/shortcourses
Parnham House, West Sussex 15.10.11–16.10.11 Concentrating on large pit feature containing C14th pottery, possibly related to the Parsonage, pulled down in the 1740s. Contact and costs as for finishing ten substantial paintings, among them a famous Stonehenge view (above) and a massive Salisbury Cathedral from the meadows. The more than 50 exhibited pieces, including views of Dorset and Hampshire, show landscapes (Old Sarum) and buildings (the cathedral close) that seem little changed today, focussing our thoughts on the artist’s eye and how that in turn affects what we see when we make that short trip from the museum to the city and downs outside. There are also guided walks of the area and cathedral, and a specially commissioned film
Walberton Nursery from 20.8.11.
UKNetwork The cba works closely with a number of other independent archaeological organisations across the uk.
Festival of British Archaeology 2012 Next year’s dates 14.7.12-29.7.12, see www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk
Scottish Archaeology Month 2011 1.9.11-30.9.11 A month-long festival of free activities taking place all over the country. Some events need prior booking. Full programme online. sam launch event held 1.9.11 at Newhailes, Musselburgh with the support of the National Trust for Scotland (www.nts.org.uk) and the bbc (britarch.net/lcl). Also Doors Open Days, held weekends in September (www.doorsopendays.org.uk). Contact Mags McCartney, Archaeology Scotland, M.McCartney@archaeology scotland.org.uk, www.scottish archaeologymonth.org.uk
Archaeology Scotland Events: Scottish Archaeology Month and Doors Open Days, September (above). For other enquiries contact Eila Macqueen, Director, Suite 1a, Stuart House, Eskmills, Station Road, Musselburgh, eh21 7pb, tel 0845 872 3333, email@example.com, web www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk
CBA Cymru/Wales Contact Evan Chapman, Hon Secretary, Department of Archaeology and Numismatics, National Museum Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff cf10 3np, tel 01938 552035, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.britarch.ac.uk/cbacymru
CBA East Alison Tinniswood, Hon Secretary, c/o Hertfordshire County Council, Historic Environment Unit, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, sg13 8dn, tel 01992 555276, cbaeast@britarch. ac.uk, web www.britarch.ac.uk/cbae
CBA East Midlands Events: Archaeology at the fringe 12.11.11. Held at Market Overton village hall,
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