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2014

Visit to York Archaeological Trust Conservation Laboratory Saturday 31st May 2014


June 14th

End of Project Conference

Saturday 14th June 2014  9.30am-5.0pm.

Keynote Speaker- Dr Melanie Giles, Manchester University

Expert on the Iron Age in East Yorkshire


Dr Mark Whyman -  York Archaeological Trust


Dr Jon Kenny        -  York Archaeological Trust


Dr Cath Neale        - York University-Dept of

       Archaeology        


Brian Elsey and Tony Stevens- North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society


June 16th - 29th

Excavation opportunity

Saturday 21st June - Friday 4th July 2014 inc

We will return to the Parkhouse Farm site for a third season of excavation in an attempt to finally resolve the issue of what we have found and what it was used for. There will be no community element this year as we need to be very professional in our approach to resolving the issues mentioned.

The dig will, as ever, be free to diggers. As usual, I need to know if you are coming and what dates you are available so that I can plan the workforce efficiently. Ideally, experienced diggers will be given precedence , but if you do not consider yourself 'experienced' apply anyway as I would not be sending you this message unless I wanted you to have the opportunity to be there. Further details nearer the date.


BIG SCHOOL DIG 2014 will take place on 8th July 2014.


SATURDAY 19th July 10.0am -4.0pm

Roundhouse Open day with traditional crafts of spinning, weaving, bread-making, pole-lathe turning etc.

Try your hand at any of the above

Part of the Council for British Archaeology Festival of Archaeology.

Meet on the village green throughout the day  for escort to the site.



For all the above events please let one of the following know if you intend to attend so that we can inform the venue concerned:

Maureen Fearnehough 01757 288268   Tony Stevens 01757 288941 or Brian Elsey 01757 288939.



We are affiliated to the Council for British Archaeology and the Council for Independent Archaeology. We contribute regular articles for the 'Posthole'-York University Students Archaeology on-line magazine.

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EVENTS

NORTH DUFFIELD CONSERVATION AND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

ARCHAEOLOGY NORTH DUFFIELD

The construction of the replica Iron Age roundhouse is going well. We have completed the  thatching and about half of the wattle walls have now been daubed with a mixture of clay, cow dung , soil and straw.


The Celtic Festival in June was a huge success with masses of children and adults witnessing Warfare on the village Green. Generous donations from the free event have significantly added to the funds of AND.

The archaeological Dig in July, following on from a similar dig in 2012, uncovered more of what we now believe to be a roundhouse of significant proportions. A series of pits, that may well be post-holes were also uncovered, together with a quite unexpected doorway or entrance to the West with huge post-holes for a door or ceremonial entrance.


We are now planning for the final events of the three year product, a further excavation of the roundhouse in 2014 and a final Conference.

See the web site at www.ndchs.org.uk or contact tony Stevens on 288941 or Brian Elsey on 01757 288939