This post contains details of two events:
- Day meeting to review the Recent and Antiquarian Discoveries at Creswell Crags - Saturday 14th October 2006
- Reports meeting at Wing Village Hall, Rutland - Saturday 18th November 2006
Any enquiries should be addressed to: Daryl Garton, Hon Meetings Secretary, 12, Collington Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1FJ or mailto:[log in to unmask]
Reminder: AGM on 17th March 2007 at Washingborough, Lincs
Day meeting to review the Recent and Antiquarian Discoveries at Creswell Crags
Saturday 14th October 2006
Creswell Crags is featured on the award-winning web page 'Virtually the Ice-Age' at www.creswell-crags.org.uk/, but for those who prefer paper copy, see the recent article on the Cave Art in British Archaeology September 2003/Issue 72 or Current Archaeology June 2005/issue 197. Further information can also be found from the National Ice Age Network site at www.iceage.org.uk/.
Morning lectures to be held at the Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road, Creswell (just W of the railway bridge at SK523743) - see map at www.elmtonwithcreswellparish.org.uk/Attractions1.htm or S80 4BH at http://uk.multimap.com. The car park is behind the Social Centre - West from the railway bridge go past the Social Centre on the left and take the first left past the War Memorial into Colliery Road. Drive 50 yards, then turn left into the long car park alongside the playing field.
Registration + Coffee 10.00-10.30am
In the morning the speakers will be:
· Ian Wall (Creswell Crags Trust): Introduction to the Crags and recent developments
· Ian Brooks (Engineering Archaeological Services Ltd): Excavations in Pin Hole Cave
· Paul Pettitt (University of Sheffield): Discovery and Interpretation of the Cave Art at Creswell Crags
· Barry Lewis (Trent & Peak Archaeological Unit): Archaeological Investigations around the Crags
1.00- 200pm buffet lunch for those who have paid in advance.
In the afternoon we will split into 4 groups for the following activities:
· guided tour of the cave art in Church Hole
· guided tour of Robin Hoods Cave
· 'hands on' session of Palaeolithic bones + artefacts from Creswell Crags
· self-guided tour of display at Creswell Crags Visitor Centre
with each session starting at 2.00, 2.45, 3.30, 4.15pm.
Creswell Crags entry fees are included in the cost of the day (note that CBA members are subsidised for this meeting). Numbers are limited to a maximum of 75 - please register prior to 3rd October 2006, but early booking is advised as places will be allocated on first come, first served, basis. Unless you hear to the contrary, you can assume that your application has been successful.
Booking slip for Creswell Crags meeting 14th October 2006 should be sent to:
Mrs Val Disney, CBA East Midlands, 24 Highfields Grove, Carlton in Lindrick, Worksop, Notts S81 9ET
Reports meeting at Wing Village Hall, Rutland
Saturday 18th November 2006
Wing lies between Uppingham and Oakham at SK 895 030. The village hall is on Morcott Road which is at the E end of the main E-W road through the village (at LE15 8SA see http://uk.multimap.com)
MATT BEAMISH (University of Leicester Archaeological Services)
10.30am An Early Iron Age settlement and stock crowding alley at Hamilton, Leicester
RUSSELL TRIMBLE (Witham Archaeology)
11.10am A late Iron Age and Roman cropmark site in the Idle Valley near Tiln, Nottinghamshire
CHRIS ROBINSON (Nottinghamshire County Council)
11.50am Fox Wood Hillfort: 21st Century Management of a 1st Century Monument
DAVE WALKER (Derbyshire Ware Project)
12.30pm Firing an experimental Derbyshire Ware Kiln - first results
GRAEME GUILBERT (Trent & Peak Archaeological Unit)
2.40pm Who's been drinkin' muddy water from a hollowed log?
MARK WILLIAMS (Archaeological Project Services)
3.20pm Investigation of a linear cropmark crossing the Oakham bypass, Leicestershire
JENNY ALEXANDER (Independent)
4.00pm Finding the Priory in the Flowerbeds: Recent Discoveries at Felley Priory, Nottinghamshire
Coffee + tea served from 10.00am
Lectures start at 10.30am
Lunch-break 1.10-2.40pm: when there will be an opportunity to visit the turf maze on the village green - the pattern is said to be based on the pavement maze in Chartres cathedral.
Afternoon coffee + tea after 4.40pm
Booking slip for Wing Reports meeting 18th November 2006 should be sent by 3rd November to:
Paul Ash, Hon Treasurer, CBA East Midlands, 23 Thirlmere Road, Sheffield S8 0UN.