SHARP Easter Season w/c 26th March 2018

This Easter we shall be running a short season of desktop research and analysis, running from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th March. We have got a little behind with our field walking analysis and quantification, so rather than conduct additional field walking we have decided to try and bring our previous work up to date. The New Village Hall has been booked to provide a larger (and warmer!) area to carry out our work, which will comprise: Cataloguing all previous field walking records and archives. Pottery identification from field walking seasons 2015, 2016 & 2017. Mapping all historic field walking records In addition to the above, we shall also be looking to undertake some walks around the

Showing our metal

Archaeometallurgy! Long word, great fun, as any students on the past few years' courses will tell you. The course is run by the amazingly knowledgeable and creative Dr Eleanor Blakelock, whose deep knowledge of ancient metals and how to work them comes from a variety of sources. Ellie brings all of this experience to this six-day course, which in 2018 will be run in Week 6, commencing Sunday 5 August (see here for further information and bookings). Here is 2017's happy band of metal-workers, and the beautiful iron-smelting furnace they made. (Note for those interested in joining us for 2018: tribal face-paint is encouraged, but not compulsory.) The focus of the 2017 course was iron-smelting.

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