Tuesday 11 May 2010

Community Archaeology at Binchester

Following on from the Time Team investigation at Binchester Roman Fort in 2007, a major research project was initiated last year, concentrating initially on an area in the interior of the fort, the south east gateway and an area in the civil settlement. The Society was involved from the outset, and members took part in the 2009 community excavation and have recently participated in post excavation finds processing.

From 5 July to 13August 2010, there will be a chance for society members to join the community excavation again. The cost will be £5 for members, or £20 (including A.A.S.D.N. membership) for non-members. Volunteers are expected to commit for a minimum of three, or preferably five consecutive days. Prior booking is essential, for which contact David Mason, email: david.mason@durham.gov.uk

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Archaeology in the Middle Wear Valley

This short series of free public lectures for all ages will give local people an insight into the methods and techniques used by archaeologists to explore and understand the archaeology of the Wear Valley. Using results from the latest research in the area the development of the region from the earliest inhabitants to the Industrial Revolution will be looked at through the lens of archaeology.

Introduction to archaeological techniques May 26th

From Hunter-Gatherers to the Industrial Revolution June 2nd

Recent research and future plans June 9th

Venue: Elgar Room, Bishop Auckland, Town Hall, 7.30-9.00

No need to book. For further information please contact Dr David Petts, Dept. of Archaeology, Durham University 0191-33 41166; d.a.petts@durham.ac.uk