Bucks Active Archaeology Group – evening talks

Bucks Active Archaeology evening meetings in Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022

Our programme of talks was suspended when the Covid-19 lockdown started in March 2020, but re-started in October. We do not yet know if the epidemic restrictions will permit our usual face-to-face meetings in the County Museum – or whether these will be illustrated talks on-line over the web, viewable from your own living room. Watch this page for details closer to the date.

Bucks Active Archaeology

Active Archaeology Talks on the second Thursday of each month:

Thursday 9 September, 7.30pm: (Online Zoom meeting)
BAS Chetwode Mill Project – speaker: Peter Marsden and Doug Stuckey.
A documentary study to support HS2 excavation at a Mill site in Chetwode Bucks.


Thursday 14 October, 7.30pm: (Online Zoom meeting)
Archaeology of Burialspeaker: Jill Eyers.
A focussed look at burial rights and methods discovered by Archaeology.
Register for this meeting Here


Thursday 11 November, 7.30pm: (online Zoom meeting)

Recent Research at Quarrendon speaker: Sandy Kidd.
Recent documentary research has expanded our knowledge of the early settlement at Quarrendon.


Thursday 10 December, 7.30pm: with be streamed over Zoom if we are in the Museum
Christmas Party and AAG round-up of the year’s activities
– Host Doug Stuckey
Quiz (for fun, Questions on Neolithic and Bronze age sites in Northern Europe),
plus Great Linford Manor Ha-ha excavations.


Thursday 13 January 2022, 7.30pm:
Yet more digging in Scotland
– speaker: Doug Stuckey
Volunteering on an archaeological excavation in Kings Park Sterling (1st Century AD stone structure),
visit Burnswark (Roman camp and hilltop enclosure) plus Castle Law, Dumyat.


Thursday 10 February, 7.30pm:
The Kings Building in Brill
– speaker: Mike Farley
Using Geological maps and identifying building stone. 


Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm:
Animal Bones (Saxon Period)
– speaker: Matty Holmes
What animal bones can tell us about Saxon living conditions. 


Thursday 8 April, 7.30pm:
Great Linford Church
– speaker: Bob Zeepvat
The excavations at the church of St Andrew before the building of Great Linford suburb in Milton Keynes. 


Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm:
– speaker: TBC    

• NORMALLY all Active Archaeology meetings are held at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, and start at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath on the side of the building that faces St Mary’s Churchyard.

• IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS prevent face-to-face meetings, these illustrated talks may be given on-line, accessible via the web from your living room. Watch this page for details.

• ALL physical meetings are in three parts: a practical archaeology session or speaker on a recent excavation; a break for tea, coffee and biscuits; then reports on our current and recent archaeology projects.


Click here for information about the society’s Active Archaeology Group.


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