Day of Archaeology website – worth a visit

http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/

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Festival of Archaeology Eastwood house 2015

A great turn out for the weekend. The weather was kind.

A summer day in the park!

A summer day in the park!

The children and the adults found the East wall of the house and also correlated the gradiometer findings with the dig!

Training in resistivity for the volunteers

Training in resistivity for the volunteers

Talented starters

Talented starters

Gradiometer survey 2012 and Festival dig overlay

Gradiometer survey 2012 and Festival dig overlay

Zoomed in over festival dig

Zoomed in over festival dig with two high spots of magnetic disturbance

Close up of composite left image vertical bars which gave the strong gradiometer signal

Close up of composite left image vertical bars which gave the strong gradiometer signal

Composite image to right with again vertical metal bars. Possible link to window positions.

Composite image to right with again vertical metal bars. Possible link to window positions cemtrally.

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New site starts to shape up

Excavations have started evaluating a farmers field. Geophysics have been surveying the fields with interesting results for future excavations.

Top soil removed, a stony surface and ditch appear!

Top soil removed, a stony surface and ditch appear!

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A geophysical assseessment, a series of test pits and soil sample by coring are underway. Some slipware pottery from C18 has been discovered.

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Shibden Hall, Halifax visit

Members of TAS had a day in Halifax, visiting the jewel of a 15th century building, Shibden Hall. Highly recommend a visit for any one of all ages. http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall    for information

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Central area of original cruck framed building with extension to either end and widening of the hall in the 18th C.

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Some of the TAS members at the rear of the hall.

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Anne Listers updating of the Hall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Lister

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Dragoons reinacting daily activities in the grounds of the hall.

A St Thomas dragoons guarding Chris: TAS member.

A St Thomas dragoons guarding Chris: TAS member.

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Boar Flat update

The tent came in use today to allow us to evaluate features. Driving snow showers appeared during the day. Possible post hole discovered.

Gusting snow shoers pound tent

Gusting snow showers pound tent

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Steve gets hot and bothered under the collar

Yes steve has come up with whopping fragment of flint on site today

one of several pieces.

one of several pieces.

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Boar Flat snow bound

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cold sun fights the artic wind

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TAS members hiding away, I wonder where?

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Here we go, sieving!

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And Steve keeping low under the wind in an erosion channel.

Close of sheep

Close of day and sheep saying goodbye

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Sunny January on Boar Flat

Well at least the morning, no wind until afternoon.

Mike at work

Mike at work

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Yes lets trial what it would be like to be an anglo saxon burial? Both TAS members with appropriate Anglo saxon names: Christopher and Gordon. After grid sieving taking a well deserved rest.

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Roman Manchester talk by Norman Redhead 15th January 7.30pm

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Denton Festival Hall, Peel Street, Manchester Road,

Denton, Manchester, M34 3JX.

contact our secretary (Greta Ward 0161 3386498)  if you would like to attend (Its free)

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