The RAS, together with the York Philosophical Society are holding a talk by David MacLeod, entitled “Looking Down on Roman Yorkshire – An Aerial Archaeologist’s View” on Tuesday 15th May 2012 at 19:30.
It will be held in the Hospitium of York Museum.
Castleford Heritage Trust are arranging an archaeology day on Saturday 16th June 11a.m. to 4p.m. during our Heritage Festival. There will be exhibits and information about the work and archaeology findings of various groups at Trinity Methodist Church. We are to have talks from 2p.m. and the church will provide refreshments during the day. If you know of anyone else who could provide an interesting archaeology display I would be grateful for contact details. Also please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.
I do hope you can support this as a prelude to our archaeology project in the town.
Chair of Castleford Heritage Trust
You can contact me on 07778430546
or Lorna Malkin or Mandy Williams on 01977 556741
you can also contact us via our website http://www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.uk/page5.html
Here is the programme for the next forum meeting: [View PDF version]
West Yorkshire Heritage Forum Meeting
30th June 2012, 10:00-c.16:30
Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG
Directions to the Birchcliffe Centre
Could you please circulate this poster to the Heritage Forum? It’s for an event that we’re running with the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society on May 17th, at Wentworth Castle (Stainborough), to present the results of a recent archaeological survey of Rockley Furnace and Engine House. The survey has unearthed all sorts of new historical information, as well as mapping the surviving features and producing some fabulous 3-D scans of the engine house and furnace structures.
The event is free to attend, but places are limited and so do need to be booked in advance. For more information please see our website – http://industrial-heritage.epip.org.uk/news-and-events/upcoming-events.php
Rockley Survey Launch A4 poster (2)
Further surveying, this time with a total station and a weekend of digging has further extended our view of the charcoal stance.
Martin Roe is a professional archaeologist who is providing valuable support to South Leeds Archaeology during their charcoal stance investigations for the National Trust at Hardcastle Crags. Find out more about Martin’s work and in particular the Meerstone Community Archaeology Handbook.
Diet, death and disease:
Free Bone Workshop
Diseases such as dental cavities, scurvy and gout all leave changes on the skeleton. Come and explore the links between diet and health in the Middle Ages. A short introductory talk is followed by a lab session where you will be encouraged to examine medieval skeletons with evidence of diet-related pathology. See for yourself how what we eat affects our bodies! Continue reading
Easter Saturday and Sunday have provided the opportunity for further work on the Charcoal Burning Stances at Hardcastle Crags.
Members of South Leeds Archaeology working on the Hardcastle Crags Charcoal Stance Project have recently met with Louise Brown.
Louise is a Community Archaeologist working for the Watershed Landscape Project and is based at Pennine Prospects located at the Hebden Bridge Canal & Visitor Centre. She is also involved with the Stanbury Hill Project which is also looking at prehistoric rock art.
Following up from the Sunday sessions, a full spot height survey was carried out last Tuesday using the dumpy level. This data has now been loaded into Google Sketch-up and a 3D-terrain model drawn for a 16 metre x 16 metre area of the main stance.
The next stage is planned for Easter Saturday and Sunday putting a trench across the key features of the site. Hopefully, charcoal samples will be collected which can provide more information as to whether the site is in fact a charcoal stance and its likely age.
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