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Archaeology is about knowledge, not treasure

Tue, 2012-07-17 12:33

The Council for British Archaeology has been working in collaboration with ITV, the British Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme on ITV1’s new series Britain’s Secret Treasures to ensure that everyone fully understands all the issues involved in the search for “treasure” and can seek expert advice and guidance. “If you are thinking of rushing out to buy a metal detector to search an area near you and seek out your very own ‘treasure’, CBA Director Mike Heyworth comments, “there are reasons why you should think again or ask the experts.”

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Archaeology is about knowledge, not treasure

Tue, 2012-07-17 12:33

The Council for British Archaeology has been working in collaboration with ITV, the British Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme on ITV1’s new series Britain’s Secret Treasures to ensure that everyone fully understands all the issues involved in the search for “treasure” and can seek expert advice and guidance. “If you are thinking of rushing out to buy a metal detector to search an area near you and seek out your very own ‘treasure’, CBA Director Mike Heyworth comments, “there are reasons why you should think again or ask the experts.”

Read more…

Categories: General

Britain’s Secret Treasures series starts tonight

Mon, 2012-07-16 15:27

The ITV1 series on “Britain’s Secret Treasures” starts this evening at 8pm and runs throughout the week, building up to the final show on Sunday evening which reveals the top ten finds discovered by amateurs reported over the last 20 years.

See Dr Mike Heyworth’s comment on best practice.

Categories: General

Britain’s Secret Treasures series starts tonight

Mon, 2012-07-16 15:27

The ITV1 series on “Britain’s Secret Treasures” starts this evening at 8pm and runs throughout the week, building up to the final show on Sunday evening which reveals the top ten finds discovered by amateurs reported over the last 20 years.

See Dr Mike Heyworth’s comment on best practice.

Categories: General

British Archaeological Awards 2012 - Professor Mick Aston presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Mon, 2012-07-09 11:04

At a well‐attended awards ceremony at the British Museum this afternoon, many of the best projects, discoveries and communications relating to British archaeology over the last two years were officially recognised by the biennial British Archaeological Awards.

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British Archaeological Awards 2012 - Professor Mick Aston presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Mon, 2012-07-09 11:04

At a well‐attended awards ceremony at the British Museum this afternoon, many of the best projects, discoveries and communications relating to British archaeology over the last two years were officially recognised by the biennial British Archaeological Awards.

Categories: General

Seeing beneath Stonehenge

Thu, 2012-07-05 11:52

Google Under the Earth: Seeing beneath Stonehenge was launched in November 2011 as an interactive multimedia layer tracking the progress of six years of excavation undertaken by archaeologists as part of the Stonehenge Riverside Project.

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Seeing beneath Stonehenge

Thu, 2012-07-05 11:52

Google Under the Earth: Seeing beneath Stonehenge was launched in November 2011 as an interactive multimedia layer tracking the progress of six years of excavation undertaken by archaeologists as part of the Stonehenge Riverside Project.

Categories: General

Homeless Heritage Survey at Monkbar, York

Wed, 2012-07-04 10:16

Between 4th and 6th July volunteers will be undertaking an archaeological survey at a rough sleeper site, which forms part of a project examining the material remains of homeless life in York. The project is run with residents from the Arclight Homeless Shelter, and is free for all.

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Homeless Heritage Survey at Monkbar, York

Wed, 2012-07-04 10:16

Between 4th and 6th July volunteers will be undertaking an archaeological survey at a rough sleeper site, which forms part of a project examining the material remains of homeless life in York. The project is run with residents from the Arclight Homeless Shelter, and is free for all.

Categories: General

Illustrated talk on the North-East Yorkshire Mesolithic Project

Tue, 2012-07-03 10:32

Tonight Mags Waughman the North York Moors National Park Archaeological Conservation Officer, will be giving an illustrated talk on The NE Yorkshire Mesolithic Project. The talk is hosted by the Bedale Archaeology & History Society and will start at 7.30 pm in Bedale Hall.

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Illustrated talk on the North-East Yorkshire Mesolithic Project

Tue, 2012-07-03 10:32

Tonight Mags Waughman the North York Moors National Park Archaeological Conservation Officer, will be giving an illustrated talk on The NE Yorkshire Mesolithic Project. The talk is hosted by the Bedale Archaeology & History Society and will start at 7.30 pm in Bedale Hall.

Categories: General

First performance of The Chalk Legend

Tue, 2012-07-03 10:12

Saturday 14 July London Concert Choir present the first London performance of The Chalk Legend, an exciting theatrical event by award-winning composer Stephen McNeff and librettist Richard Williams, celebrating and inspired by the rich history and folklore of Dorset.

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First performance of The Chalk Legend

Tue, 2012-07-03 10:12

Saturday 14 July London Concert Choir present the first London performance of The Chalk Legend, an exciting theatrical event by award-winning composer Stephen McNeff and librettist Richard Williams, celebrating and inspired by the rich history and folklore of Dorset.

Categories: General

Deadline for Briefing no 126 Approaching

Fri, 2012-06-29 11:48

Tell us about your conferences and excavations by 9pm Wednesday 11 July and we’ll include them in CBA Briefing.

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Deadline for Briefing no 126 Approaching

Fri, 2012-06-29 11:48

Tell us about your conferences and excavations by 9pm Wednesday 11 July and we’ll include them in CBA Briefing.

Categories: General

FAME Forum 2012: Fit for purpose? Skills and employability in UK Archaeology

Wed, 2012-06-27 10:04

This year’s FAME Forum will focus on skills and employability in UK archaeology. Held in association with the Archaeology Training Forum, it will bring together a wide range of practitioners to discuss what we can do both to attract new entrants to the profession and to develop and retain those we already have.

Categories: General

FAME Forum 2012: Fit for purpose? Skills and employability in UK Archaeology

Wed, 2012-06-27 10:04

This year’s FAME Forum will focus on skills and employability in UK archaeology. Held in association with the Archaeology Training Forum, it will bring together a wide range of practitioners to discuss what we can do both to attract new entrants to the profession and to develop and retain those we already have.

Categories: General

Royal Armouries successfully “stakes” a claim to Vampire Kit

Mon, 2012-06-25 15:42

A vampire slaying kit – inspired by 19th century folklore and fiction – has been bought at auction by the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

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Royal Armouries successfully “stakes” a claim to Vampire Kit

Mon, 2012-06-25 15:42

A vampire slaying kit – inspired by 19th century folklore and fiction – has been bought at auction by the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

Categories: General