Archaeology is the study of people. No matter how caught up we get in studying building remains or the minute details of changing object typologies, our ultimate aim is to better understand our ancestors. Aside from the discovery of human remains, and even surpassing them in some sense, is the discovery of traces of an […]
The East Midlands branch of the Council for British Archaeology are holding a one day conference on the topic of ‘The East Midlands in the Middle Ages’ on Sunday 15th November at Kibworth Grammar School in Leicestershire. Michael Wood will be the keynote speaker, talking about his Story of England project that brought Kibworth to the nation’s TV screens. In addition, there will also be speakers about other aspects of medieval archaeology in the East Midlands region including: medieval buildings in Nottinghamshire; recent excavations at the chapel of St Morrell, Hallaton; Grey Friars in Leicester and Richard III’s diet.
Tickets cost £12 for members of the CBA East Midlands and £17 for non-members with a buffet lunch at £6 per head.
Any enquiries should be addressed to David Ingham on email@example.com
This day school in Bingham, Notts on 3rd October is part of the CBA’s efforts to show people across the UK how to identify and record our country’s WWI sites. The event is free to attend, but you do need to book as there are only 25 places are available. Further details, plus the programme and booking arrangements are available HERE.
The 2015 season of fieldwork (Phase Two) is now underway, with our first activity being a geophysical survey of our Harvey’s Field site on Wednesday 3rd June.
This will identify any possible features that are buried under the ground.
Beyond this we will be undertaking excavations on the site on:
Monday 13th July & Tuesday 14th July
Monday 20th – Saturday 25th July
Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August
Then, we will be hosting four Finds Analysis sessions on Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th September.
The 2015 season finishes with our ‘2nd Southwell Archaeology Day’ event at the Minster School on Saturday 12th September. This event will feature five talks on recent archaeology projects and runs 1.30-5pm. Entry will be just £10, with all proceeds going towards Phase Three of the project, due to start in October.
The Council for British Archaeology East Midlands is hosting a one day conferences called ‘Archaeology in High Places’ at Derby Moor Community Sports College, Derby on Saturday 28th March 2015. This conference will look at the ‘high’ spots of the East Midlands, both physically and culturally. The day will also include the CBA East Midlands AGM, and the launch of a new CBA-EM project to survey how parish boundaries are defined across the East Midlands. The booking deadline for this conference is 18th March 2015. More details about the programme and how to book can be found at their website.
University of Leicester archaeologists have made a ‘once-in-a-career’ discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot.
A team from ULAS and the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History has unearthed a hoard of rare bronze fittings from a 2nd or 3rd century BC chariot which appears to have been buried as a religious offering.
The archaeologists found the remains during their ongoing excavation of the Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
The School has led a 5-year project there since 2010, giving archaeology students and volunteers valuable experience of archaeological excavations. Burrough Hill is owned by the education charity, the Ernest Cook Trust, which has also funded site tours and school visits to the excavation.
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Saturday 1st November 2014, 10.30am – 5pm
Holy Trinity Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4AU
Council for British Archaeology East Midlands will be hosting a joint conference with FARI Archaeology about some of the new discoveries that have provided fresh insights into the activities of early hunters during a period of rapid climate change at the end of the Ice Age. The results of recent fieldwork will be discussed by a panel of speakers, including Nick Barton, Lynden Cooper, Daryl Garton and Phil Harding, as well as volunteers working on the HLF-funded community project ‘Ice Age Journeys’ near Newark. Further details and booking arrangements can be found at their website.
Heritage Open Days are an annual national celebration of England’s fantastic architecture, culture and history.
All over the country during the weekend of Thursday 11th of September to Sunday 14th September free access is available to properties that are usually closed to the public or that normally charge for admission.
In leicester properties and events taking part in the weekend are:
* Access to Sttetton (Railways) Collection Leicester Central Library
* All Saints Church War Memorials Project
* BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
* Belgrave Cemetery
* Castle Hills Country Park
* Glenfield Tunnel
* Jewry Wall Museum Presnts – Bath House Tours
* Leicester Cathedral
* Leicester Synagogue
You’ll need to book a place on some of the events and also check the opening times of others visit: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/ for more information.
The East Midlands regional group for the Council for British Archaeology will be holding a day conference and AGM on Saturday 29th March 2014 at Samworth Centre at St Mary’s, 8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1AE. It is due to start at 10.00 and conclude at 16.30. The programme for the day includes talks on:
- Portable Antiquities Scheme – Wendy Scott
- The Conservation of the Must Farm Bronze Age Boats – Emma Turvey
- Archaeology and the Media – speaker TBA
- New applications for GIS (Geographical Information Systems) – Dr Mark Gillings
- CBA Placements – James Spry and James Early discuss their experiences of training for the year, including Operation Nightingale and outreach
- The world of archaeological archives – Helen Parslow
The conference is open to both members (£11) and non-members (£16). Enquiries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org