Newsletter 2015/16

YAHS – Prehistory Research Section: Newsletter No 43


2016/ 17 Activities

Summer Field Trip:

Saturday 3rd September: Stanwick Earthworks Fieldtrip
As promised, there are two attachments, detailing:-
 a) how to get to the site from the A1 at Scotch Corner and
 b) info on the starting point at Aldbrough St Johnmeeting at 11.30am – plus our subsequent programme.
- Please note that the visit includes a walk of ca3.6 miles and involves crossing several stiles.
- Party size will be limited to a maximum of 20 people
- Contact details for Yvonne Luke are given. Bookings will be made on a first come - first served basis

Winter Lecture Programme:

29th October 2016: YDLRT/ YAHS day school at Grassington Town Hall,
‘Britons and Romans in the North Pennines’.
3rd December 2016: 10.30am: at Swarthmore,
Yorkshire Quern Survey AGM + Visiting Speaker [TBA]

3rd December 2016: Xmas PRS meeting at Swarthmore,
2.00pm: Prof Terry O’Connor: (University of York)
‘New Thoughts on Animals in Prehistoric Yorkshire’
3.30pm: Debbie Hallam (University of Bradford):
'The Bronze Age Funerary Cups of Northern England'.

11th March 2017: 11.00am ‘Members Morning’ meeting at Swarthmore.
Following the success of our inaugural morning session, we’ll focus on two 30 minute talks, allowing more time for subsequent discussion. One candidate is known (Rachel Wood – on a [new] later prehistoric ‘hillfort’ at Crambeck, N Yorks). Please contact me with your ideas for the second presentation.

11th March 2017: 2.00pm AGM meeting at Swarthmore;
 Speaker: Don Henson (University of York)
‘The re-colonisation of the north: early Mesolithic settlers make Star Carr their home’.


Prehistoric Yorkshire 54:The deadline for final submissions of your articles is end-September 2016.

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


John Cruse                                                           18/8/16

Possible Archaeological Items for Your Diary


24th Sept: Council of Independent Archaeologist conference: Toddington:

8th-9th Oct: Liverpool Museum Conference: “40 years of Merseyside Arch Soc”: Tickets from

21st – 23rd Oct: RAI Conference: The Neolithic of Northern England, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle: £75 for RAI, Prehistoric Society & CWAAS members: contact

25th Oct: Last day to visit the Celtic Art exhibition at National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh

29th Oct: Joint YDLRT/YAS day-school: Romans and Britons in Central Britain: Grassington Town Hall

12th Nov: Later Prehistoric Finds Group Conference, Bristol.

12th Nov: Arbeia Society Conference: Building Hadrian’s Wall, Customs House, South Shields: £20.

19th-20th Nov: 30th Anniversary Conference of Stonehenge and Avebury WHS, Corn Exchange, Devizes £45: Tickets from
10th Dec: Rewley House, Oxford: Neanderthals Dayschool, £66,

4th Mar: Prehistoric Society Day School:  New Direction in the Landscapes of Prehistory 2: Uplands and Lowlands, Burlington House, London,

31st Mar – 2nd Apr: Rewley House, Oxford: Conference: Archaeology of Caesar in Britain & Gaul: £132:

22nd April: Prehistoric Society Conference: New Research into the Late Iron Age in Britain, Reading Univ.

23rd-24th June: Prehistoric Society Europa Conference:  The Bronze Age as pre-modern Globalisation, Southampton Univ:

Guest lectures continue in autumn at the Archaeological Dept of Bradford University on Tuesdays, at 17.15 hrs in the Richmond Building. Open to all section members. Prehistoric speakers include:-

  • 27th Sept:    Dr Julia Farley (BM)          Curating the Celts
  • 4th Nov:      Prof Ian Barnes (NHM)        DNA Sequencing of Human and Faunal Bone
  • 11th Oct      Dr Yvonne Inall (Univ Hull)  Living by the Spear in Iron Age Britain
  • 29th Nov     Dr Mike Copper (Univ Bfd)   Ceramic Variation in the Hebridean Neolithic

John Cruse: YAS-PRS Hon Sec                                                                                                         16/8/16