Bucks Active Archaeology Group – monthly talks programme

Bucks Active Archaeology Group, EVENING MEETINGS FOR AUTUMN 2019 and WINTER 2020
All meetings are at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, and start at 7.30pm.
Please note that evening meetings are now on the second THURSDAY of each month (not Tuesday as previously). Entrance is from the footpath on the side of the building that faces St Mary’s Churchyard.
• 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.

Thursday 12 September 2019:
The ‘Beacons of the Past’ project
Speakers: Wendy Morrison and Ed Peveler of the Chilterns Conservation Board
The CCB’s four-year project will focus on Chilterns hillforts using remote-sensing survey methods, practical excavation and research – and engaging communities.

Thursday 10 October:
Active Archaeology Projects Review – led by Peter Marsden
Hogshaw, Hobbs Hill, Cholesbury, Buckland, Whitehouses, Three Locks, Ivinghoe Aston… so where next?

Thursday 14 November:
Archaeology north of the Cairngormsspeaker: Doug Stuckey
A second summer of discoveries volunteering on an archaeological site in Scotland

Thursday 12 December:
Christmas Party and AAG annual round-up of the year’s activities – AAG members

Thursday 9 January 2020:
Cheddar Man – speaker Professor Mark Thomas
Evolutionary Genetics: origins of human behaviour, and why our large brain size ought to be a disadvantage.

Thursday 13 February:
Anglo-Saxons of the upper Thames – speaker: Toby Martin
The River Thames was a major route for the Anglo-Saxons into the heart of post-Roman Britain

Thursday 12 March:
The monks’ graveyard at St Albans – speaker: Ross Lane of the Canterbury Trust
What the excavations can tell us about one of England’s greatest monasteries.

Covid-19 precautions have closed the Museum for at least 14 days.  The two sessions below have been rescheduled into the 2020/21 programme.  Sorry to have to cancel our meetings at this point.

Thursday 9 April:
From Trowel to Text: Getting your discoveries in print – speaker: Bob Zeepvat.
Archaeological report writing for publication.

Thursday 14 May:
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 (project report available, £20 at the meeting).


For more information about the BAS Active Archaeology Group, eMail us at bucksasaag@gmail.com

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