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How did Christianity come to England?

The official story as recorded in Bede is that the Pope sent Saint Augustine to England in 597 to convert the pagans. However I went to a very interesting lecture at the Hendon and District Archaeological Society when Chris Scull put forward a very subversive alternative scenario. Chris is leading the team who are writing […]

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Copped Hall Archaeology & Geophysics Taster Weekends

Interested in Archaeology or Geophysics? Join us in July for a TASTER WEEKEND at COPPED HALL (near Epping). Designed for absolute beginners, this is an opportunity to dig and to handle finds on a “live” site, where you can help with an ongoing investigation, or to try out geophysics techniques. Professional archaeologists will introduce you […]

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Copped Hall Archaeology Field Schools

Two 5-day Field Schools, for people already familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation and recording, will run from Saturday 12th to Wednesday 16th August and from Saturday 26th to Wednesday 30th August 2017. Places are open to those who have attended one of the July ‘Taster Weekends’, and to diggers from other sites […]

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Fordham Hall Phase II

Colchester Archaeological Group and Fordham History Society, with permission from The Woodland Trust are carrying out ongoing excavations on a Roman Site at Fordham Hall, Essex. Geophysics, field-walking, trial trenching and finds from Phase I in 2015 have all suggested significant Roman activity on the site. Phase II excavations, begun in 2016 will involve open […]

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Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP)

SHARP (Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is a long-term archaeological research project, whose primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and firmly rooted in the local […]

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Osteoarchaeological Project

Interested in learning more about human remains or need to practice your osteology skills? North Hertfordshire Museum is hosting a weekend hands-on human remains workshop to understand health in Roman and early Medieval England. This is an ideal opportunity for students of archaeology and anyone that wants to learn more about osteology and gain hands-on […]

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Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society

Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society’s foundation can be traced back to November 1888 when the Bedford Amateur Natural History Society came into being. Over the years there have been several name changes, the latest being in 2008 after the merger with the Bedford Society (founded 1966). The Society is a Registered Charity. They are […]

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Great Yarmouth Local History & Archaeological Society

The Society was formed in 1888, and is a charitable organisation whose aim is to promote the Local History and Archaeology of the district and to secure the preservation of historic buildings. They run a monthly programme of interesting and varied talks, meetings and films which explore a range of topics from witchcraft and magic […]

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Norfolk Historic Buildings Group

The society, active since 2000, collects and records information on Norfolk’s historic buildings for those with an appreciation of the area’s rich heritage. NHBG organises a series of winter talks which are open to the public  and summer visits and activities for  group members. They also run a wide range of activities including courses on […]

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Grantham Archaeology Group

A small but dedicated group of amateur archaeologists directed by David Hibbitt, who undertake archaeological research in and around the Grantham area. They run projects throughout the year on various sites in the area and further afield. Activities include fieldwalking, surveying and occasional excavation. Geophysical surveys are also undertaken for themselves and for other groups. […]

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