Other forthcoming events
Attached below are the events programmes for a range of archaeological societies in the East Midlands and immediately
beyond. Most of these societies’ events are open to non-members, although a small charge is sometimes made. Further
events are listed by date below.
Trading Histories Archives Workshop: 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield, S1 4SP, Friday 24th May 2013, 2:00 — 3:30pm
As part of an HLF funded project investigating the life and history of Sheffield Castle Market and its trading community,
the Sheffield Archives will be holding a workshop introducing new users to the archives. See below for further details.
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site: Walking Festival, 25th May — 2nd June 2013
This walking festival includes 60 walks which offer something for everyone, whether you are interested in the cultural
heritage, the industrial history and the people who shaped the Derwent Valley Mills, or just want to enjoy the glorious
landscapes. There’s a choice of time: morning, afternoon, evening, or all day; a choice of length of walk: from 200
yards to 10 miles; and a choice of appealing routes, some of which will take you to the iconic buildings within the World
Heritage Site, whilst others will take you a little more off the beaten track.
Pre-booking is recommended and can be done by emailing Gwen Wilson or phoning her (during office hours) on 01629
536831. If you would like a hard copy of the programme, please email Gwen with a postal address.
Sheffield Star ‘Retro’ History Fair: Sheffield Manor Lodge, Saturday 25th May 2013
Groups from all over Sheffield will be showcasing their local heritage projects in the grounds of the Lodge. The event is
free, and open to all. See below for further details.
Ice Age art and landscape: Creswell Crags, 6—7 June 2013
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) UK will be holding its 2013 summer meeting and AGM at
Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Cliffs either side of the gorge
contain caves that were seasonally occupied by groups of nomadic people during the last Ice Age, and whose walls and
ceilings bear the most northerly engravings and bas-reliefs of animals and birds in Europe.
Professor Paul Pettitt, who led the excavations at Creswell and made the all-important discoveries of Ice Age art, will
discuss his work and the context for this art. Prof Pettitt and Ian Wall, the Director of the Creswell Heritage Trust, will
lead a tour of the limestone gorge and caves. There will also be a tour of the surrounding magnesium limestone
landscapes with Professor Andrew Chamberlain.
This meeting is organised in collaboration with the Creswell Heritage Trust. For full details of the programme and how to
book, please visit www.icomos-uk.org/about-us/events/icomos-uk-summer-meeting-2013 or see the PDF below.
Good Practice in Archiving Archaeological Projects: Leicester, Wednesday 19th June 2013
The Institute for Archaeologists’ Special Interest Group for Archaeological Archives is hosting a series of workshops across
the country, aimed at people who work in all areas of archaeology. The next workshop is in Leicester; see below for
University of Sheffield: short courses, June 2013
The three courses below can be taken individually or in any combination. A 10% reduction in fees is offered to anyone
attending all three courses (including concessionary places). To book your place, or find out more information, see
Understanding Zooarchaeology 1: 17—19 June 2013
Cost: £180/£120 (concession)
Through three days of short lectures, discussions, case studies, and hands-on practical work, this course offers a solid
introduction to the identification of animal bones, the theory and methods behind zooarchaeology, and the uses and
limitations of this form of evidence. The course is an ideal starting point for archaeologists, museum curators, heritage
professionals, and natural history enthusiasts who encounter animal bones and/or zooarchaeological reports in their
research or professional capacities.
Marine Resources: 20—21 June 2013
Cost: £180/£120 (concession)
This course provides detailed insight into faunal remains associated with human exploitation of coastal environments.
The course is heavily based on practical laboratory sessions that provide training in the identification of fish, mollusc,
marine bird, crustacean and marine mammal remains. In addition, short lectures and case studies are used to provide
examples of how different lines of evidence are brought together to provide an integrated understanding of marine
resource exploitation, often as part of a more extensive subsistence strategy, for archaeological sites in Europe. Of
particular relevance to coastal enthusiasts, archaeologists, environmental scientists, and biologists.
Introduction to Human Osteology: 24—28 June 2013
Cost: £400/£340 (concession)
This five day course provides participants with an overview of human skeletal anatomy and a variety of osteological
methods, in order to convey understanding and recognition of standard osteological practice and help participants gain
confidence when dealing with human skeletal material. The course is suitable for those working in outdoor occupations,
the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or students and for those wanting a taster course in human
Osteoarchaeology Adult Evening Classes: Leeds, June 2013
Leeds Museum Discovery Centre is opening its collection of human skeletal remains for a series of six evening classes
with Janet Fletcher, the Osteoarchaeological Director of The Chapel House Wood Ritual Landscape Study. The sessions
will include hands-on practical study of the skeletal remains, and all are welcome: no previous knowledge is assumed.
The course will cover the basic questions raised by the discovery of skeletal remains, including how to differentiate
between faunal and human, and their treatment in situ and in the laboratory. See below for further details.
Archaeology at Chester Green, Derby: May — June 2013
In connection with trial trenching in advance of new flood bank defences at Chester Green, Derby, the Derbyshire
Archaeological Society is organising its own field day activity, including resistivity and other surveying techniques, at
Darley Playing Fields, Chester Green, on Saturday 29th June 2013. See below for details.
Burrough Hill Iron Age hill fort project: Open Day, 30th June 2013
The University of Leicester's School of Archaeology and Ancient History will be holding an open day at its student training
and research excavation at the Iron Age hill fort of Burrough Hill, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. The day will
include guided tours, finds handling and Iron Age re-enactors. See below for details.
Further information about the project can be found on the University’s website. Individual visitors are welcome on
weekdays and most Sundays; there will also be a guided walk around the site on Saturday 13th July. John Thomas, the
project’s Co-Director, can also be contacted to arrange group visits: Tel. 0116 2525038 or e-mail email@example.com.
A special tour for members of CBA East Midlands has been arranged for 12pm on the Open Day. People are advised to
arrive early, as the car park is likely to fill up quickly.
Major Hayman Rooke, Mansfield’s Extraordinary Antiquarian: Mansfield museum, July—August 2013
The Sherwood Archaeological Society will be mounting this display at the museum in Mansfield as part of the CBA’s
Festival of Archaeology. The event runs from the last week in July 2013 and will be in place for four weeks. There will be
access to many of his original drawings, as well as artefacts and site plans from recent investigations into several of the
archaeological sites he recorded.
The Impact of Rome on the British Countryside: University of Chester, Riverside Campus, 11—13 October 2013
The Royal Archaeological Institute is hosting this conference in association with the University of Chester. See below for
further details and the booking form.
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