Active Archaeology evening meetings in Autumn 2020 and Winter 2021
Our programme of talks was suspended when the Covid-19 lockdown started in March, but we will re-start 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.
Active Archaeology Talks on the second Thursday of each month:
Thursday 8 October, 7.30pm: (Online Zoom meeting)
From Trowel to Text: Getting your discoveries in print – speaker: Bob Zeepvat.
Archaeological report writing for publication.
Thursday 12 November, 7.30pm: (Online Zoom meeting)
Counting chickens before they are hatched: eggs and other discoveries at Roman Berryfields near Aylesbury
– speaker: Edward Biddulph from Oxford Archaeology.
Recent finds from excavations north of Aylesbury
Thursday 10 December, 7.30pm: (Online Zoom virtual party)
Virtual Christmas Party and AAG round-up of the year’s activities
– Host Doug Stuckey
Quiz (for fun), review of HS2 archaeology 2020 and Great Linford Manor Ha-ha excavations.
Thursday 14 January 2021, 7.30pm:
Yet more digging, this time south of the Cairngorms
– speaker: Doug Stuckey
Volunteering on an archaeological excavation in Kings Park Sterling, visit an Iron-age Broch and Blatobulgium Roman Fort.
Thursday 11 February, 7.30pm:
The archaeology of Chiltern chair-making
– speaker: Stuart King
Identifying the archaeology left by a local industry
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Thursday 11 March, 7.30pm:
Geology for Archaeologists, Part 1
– speaker: Jill Eyers
Using Geological maps and identifying building stone.
Thursday 8 April, 7.30pm:
Great Linford: two thousand years of a North Buckinghamshire parish
– speaker: Bob Zeepvat
The initial excavations before the building of Great Linford suburb in Milton Keynes – the site of our current Ha-ha excavations.
Thursday 13 May, 7.30pm:
What animal bones can tell us in archaeology
– speaker: Matty Holmes
Insight into what animal bone finds, in an Archaeological context, tell us about human activity and environment.
• 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 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.