Invitation from Marlow Archaeology Society
My work as a Dendrochronologist
An illustrated talk by Dr Martin Bridge of UCL
Have you ever wondered how old buildings can be accurately dated?
This talk will introduce tree ring dating (dendrochronology) – how it works, what the limitations are and what we have learnt as a result of accumulating dendro dates over the last few decades – mostly buildings, but other artefacts too.
Martin is a part-time lecturer at UCL Institute of Archaeology and Partner in the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory, having been involved in tree-ring research since 1979.
He has worked all over the world, but mostly on medieval buildings in southern Britain, from Historic Royal Palaces, Cathedrals, NT properties to barns, farmhouses and cottages – and even church chests and doors. He has also worked on the Mary Rose.
A joint talk with Archaeology in Marlow arranged by Marlow Archaeology
The talks are all held on Thursdays in the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD at 8pm
Visitors are welcome at all these events. Entrance is £4 and £3 for members, students £1.50.
Free parking is available in the evening adjacent to the Liston Hall
All queries, including membership, tel: 01628 523896.
Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow
Joining the Dots: Recent research on the late Iron Age and Roman landscape around Aylesbury
by Eliza Alqassar, MA MCifA
This talk looks at the results of archaeological fieldwork resulting from new development around Aylesbury. Several new sites have been uncovered, including Iron Age and Roman farms, a Roman small town and a Roman road, all of which are telling us much about the density of settlement in this landscape c.2000 years ago.
A joint talk with Marlow Archaeology arranged by AIM.
AIM and MAS members £3, Visitors £4.50
20:00 Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD
For details of AIM’s other activities and how you can join, either log on to our website, www.archaeologyinmarlow.org.uk
, or contact: John Laker, 9 Spinfield Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2JT. Tel: 01628 481792
- Cross Dykes: An Interpretation by R.J. Brewer
- Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval remains at Caley’s Department Store, 19-23 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire
by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
- Prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval remains at Raghill Farm Quarry, Aldermaston, West Berkshire
by S.E. Clelland and A. Manning, Wessex Archaeology
- Bronze Age to Roman site at George’s Farm, Crookham, Berkshire by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
- Locating ‘Hawkridge Wood’. Interpreting the Bucklebury Charter of AD 956 by Dick Greenaway
- Excavations at Park Way, Newbury, Berkshire
by Tim Allen, Kate Brady and Steve Lawrence, Oxford Archaeology
- Artefacts from Reading goal? By Anthea Harris
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21st–24th April 2017 Spring Tour: Norfolk & area
The Annual Spring Tour will depart by coach from central Reading at 9.00am on Friday 21st April and gets back at 6.30pm on Monday 24th April. We will stay at the 3-star Hotel de Paris a Grade 2 listed building in the centre of Cromer with views over the pier and sea.
The sites we visit will include the oldest wooden church in the world and the oldest wooden building standing in Europe; 5000 year-old flint mines with the third highest land in Norfolk (a small barrow!); one of the most important Hanseatic ports of medieval Britain; a building described by Pevsner as “One of the most perfect buildings ever built”; one of the best preserved and most important 12th century castles in England;a rare survival of a Norman planned settlement with one of the best preserved monastic sites in the country; The largest city in 11th C England after London; a re-created Saxon village using experimental archaeological techniques on the actual site of a Saxon village and earlier occupations.
That is St. Andrews Church, Greensted; Grimes Graves; Kings Lynn; Castle Acre (Priory); Castle Rising castle; Norwich (cathedral & castle & town centre); West Stow Anglo-Saxon village. We also visit Flag Fen (bronze-age settlement remains with 1 km wooden walkway across wet fens, also finds from the recent Must Farm excavations), Audley End House (decadent Jacobean house with Capability Brown gardens) and one of the finest surviving medieval barns in Eastern England, tree-ring dated to the mid 15th C with a breathtaking aisled interior and crown post roof, the product of some 500 oaks. There will be guided tours at most of these places.
To reserve your place download the application form here
A draft itinerary is available here (check nearer the time for updates)
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