2018 HDAG events to look forward to

Saturday in Autumn — date and venue to be confirmed

Medieval Towns – A dayschool with Simon Stevens 

Tuesday, 24 October

Venue: Beeson House, 26 Fairbank Rd, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9LA

An illustrated talk by Janet Pennington on ‘My Archaeology Childhood’

Local historian Janet Pennington will talk about her childhood memories and influences while growing up. Her father was the well known Sussex Archaeologist Eric W.Holden (1911-1989). On HDAGs visit to the Weald & Downland Museum in the autumn, we saw a reconstructed house based on evidence from the deserted village of Hangleton. This was one of the many excavations he was involved in.

January — date and venue to be confirmed

Memebers only meeting

An update on the year's fieldwork and progress with finds processing, identification and reports

Events organised by other societies

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 10am-4pm.  Roman-Period Pottery, Brick and Tile found in Sussex

Venue :Whiteway Centre, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, BN2 7HB (near Brighton).

A joint Rottingdean Whiteway Centre and Sussex School of Archaeology Study Day Tutor: Gordon Hayden B.A., M.A. Gordon is a member of the Study Group for Roman Pottery. Through the use of presentations and object handling, the most common types of pottery will be studied, with the aim of differentiating between local, regional and imported pottery, and identifying the most common diagnostic features of Roman-period brick and tile.

Cost: £25.

Email [email protected] or Tel 07913 753493.


Saturday,19 May 10.00am-4.00pm –

CBA South East Day School –on Lidar

Venue: The Leatherhead Institute, 67 High St, Leatherhead KT22 8AH

Led by Krystyna Truscoe (University of Reading), this course examines the use of lidar for archaeological projects. It will provide an introduction to the use of lidar: what it is, how to get hold of it and how to interpret it. Production of different visualisations of lidar data and their advantages, or disadvantages, for interpretation will also be covered.

Cost: £20 for CBA-SE and Surrey Archaeological Society members (£25 for non).

Email [email protected] with any queries. 

25 May – 28 October
 Roman Dead
Museum of London Docklands
In 2017 a rare Roman sarcophagus was excavated from Harper Road in Southwark; a site that archaeological research has shown was part of a large Roman cemetery. This remarkable discovery will be on display for the first time in a major new exhibition, Roman Dead, which opens on 25th May 2018. This new exhibition will investigate the cemeteries of ancient London, examining the discoveries that were made there and their context within today’s modern cityscape. www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Saturday, 25th May 10-00am – 4-00pm –

Ceramic Building Material Day School

 Venue: The Leatherhead Institute, 67 High St, Leatherhead KT22 8AH

Led by Ian Betts (MOLA), this course will cover the main types of building material used in south-east England during the Roman, medieval and post-medieval period. The day will consist of presentations, followed by ‘question and answer’ and ‘show and tell’ sections.

Cost for each course is £20 for Council of british Archaeology  South east (CBA-SE) and Surrey Archaeological Society members (£25 for non). Please [email protected] 

Summer digging opportunites in Sussex & Surrey

4 June -13July

Bridge Farm 2018 excavation, Nr Barcombe, East Sussex

The 2018 excavations at the Bridge Farm Romano-British settlement will run from 4th June for 6 weeks ending on 13th July. The dig will run from Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm (9.30 on Saturdays).

A new trench location has been chosen and the 20 by 45 metre rectangle of Trench 7 will be located over the central crossroads of the settlement

Dig fees as last year: £25 for up to 7 days, and £60 for the season

Contact [email protected]

June 16 - July 17, 09:30 -16:00

Excavation at Cocks Farm, Abinger

Another season of excavation will take place in Summer 2018 at Cocks Farm, Abinger. Work will continue in the area of Iron Age and Romano-British agricultural activity.

Dates are as follows:

Saturday 16th - Wed 20th June

Saturday 23rd - Wed 27th June

Monday 2nd - Wed 4th July

Saturday 7th July - Wed 11th July

Saturday 14th July - Tues 17th July

e-mail co-ordinator Nikki Cowlard at [email protected] 

2 July - 17 August 

Summer Courses at Plumpton Villa 2018 

The Sussex School of Archaeology is offering excavation courses and

and volunteer opportunities at a third century AD Romano-British Villa site located at the foot of the South Downs in the grounds of Plumpton College, East Sussex

Practical archaeological training and volunteer opportunities on the site of a Roman villa in Sussex with Dr David Rudling, Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology.

For details visit  www.sussexarchaeology.org

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