Thursday 28th April 2016: “The Use of Tree-Rings in Dating Historic Timbers”, by Dr. Martin Bridge, Lecturer in Dendrochronology, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. One of the examples Dr Bridge will tell us about is the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose. British Schools Museum, Queen St, Hitchin, 8 pm.
Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May: Medieval Settlement Research Group 30th Anniversary Spring Conference at Lincoln University: Recent archaeological research in rural settlements in Eastern England: organised by Professor Carenza Lewis: Speakers include NHAS Field Officer, Gil Burleigh: “115 Tons of History – the results of test pitting and other investigations in Pirton, Herts.” Details attached.
Sunday 1st May – Sunday 8th May: Ashwell Village Museum – “Talking to the Gods”, an Exhibition of Drawings by Craig Williams (British Museum) of the Ashwell Temple Treasure Hoard Votive Plaques dedicated to the new Romano-Celtic Goddess, Senuna. See attached details.
Tuesday 17th May 2016: Annual General Meeting, Letchworth Free Church small hall, 8 pm.
Sunday 3rd July: Field Trip to Sutton Hoo. Details attached.
Saturday 9th July: Study course on human skeletons at the new North Hertfordshire Museum in Brand Street, Hitchin. Details attached.
Exhibitions at The British Museum:
Until 22 May 2016
This includes in the display one of the hoards associated with the Senuna ritual feasting site at Ashwell.
culture and conquest
21 April – 14 August 2016
In collaboration with
The largest island in the Mediterranean. The home of Mount Etna. A cultural centre of the ancient and medieval world.
The BP exhibition
Egypt’s lost worlds
19 May – 27 November 2016
Supported by BP
Organised with the Hilti Foundation and
the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine
Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in this blockbuster exhibition.
Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Named after the Greek hero Heracles, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world and, with Canopus, was a major centre for the worship of the Egyptian gods. Their amazing discovery is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.
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