Newsletter 2015/16

YAS – Prehistory Research Section: Newsletter No 38


2015/ 16 Activities


Winter Lecture Programme: dates for your diary:-

5th December 2015: 10.30am: at Swarthmore, [NB: note new address!]
Yorkshire Quern Survey AGM + Visiting Speaker [TBA]

5th December 2015: Xmas PRS meeting at Swarthmore, [NB: note new meeting location!]
2.00pm: Dr Kate Sharpe: (University of Durham)
Rombalds Moor: Carved Stone Investigation
3.30pm: Paula Ware, MA, MCIfA: (MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd):
“Burnby Lane, Pocklington – A New Chapter for Iron Age Cemeteries in East Yorkshire”

5th March 2016: 10.30am ‘Members Morning’ meeting at Swarthmore.
We are planning to hold a morning session, featuring up to three Section volunteers, each speaking for c.20 minutes, enabling them to share some aspects of their current projects. This innovation will only succeed if sufficient members want to take part. Please contact me with your ideas for a presentation.

5th March 2016: 2pm AGM meeting at Swarthmore
Prof Colin Haselgrove, University of Leicester
The rise and fall of the late Iron Age royal centre at Stanwick, North Yorks

Prehistoric Yorkshire 53: The deadline for final submissions of your articles is end-September 2015.

E-Mail Addresses: If your details have changed, please let me know, so our list remains up-to-date.




Possible Archaeological Items for Your Diary


Saturday, 25th July 2015: 11am: YAHS Annual General Meeting at Swarthmore.

25th-27th Sept: Conference: Craft and Production in the European Iron Age: Magdalene College/ McDonald Institute, Cambridge: Contact Simon Stoddart.

16th-17th Oct: RAI Annual Conference: Ships and Shore-lines: Maritime Archaeology for the 21st Century: University of Southampton: £80: contact [includes BA boats from Dover & Must Farm]

17th Oct: York Archaeological Conference: at West Offices, Station Rise, York:

31st October: Cornwall & Devon Archaeological Societies Joint Conference: Iron Age Hillforts, Enclosures and Landuse in SW Britain, Eagle House Hotel, Launceston (£25): K Rahn, 01209-891-463

7-8th November: Bronze Age Forum, University of Exeter: contact:- (

Research seminars will continue this autumn at the Archaeological Dept of Bradford University. Meetings are held on Tuesdays, starting at 17.00hr [to c.18.15hrs]. Please note that meetings have been transferred to XXX in Richmond Building (by the main entrance from Horton Road) Details will be circulated, when they are published.

John Cruse
YAHS-PRS Hon Sec 6/6/15