Lectures - Completed for the 2019/20 season
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Brighton Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) is open to everyone aged 8-16years. You can get involved in all sorts of activities, including visiting and investigating archaeological sites and historic places, trying out traditional crafts, taking part in excavations, experimental archaeology and lots more.
Brighton YAC is based at Brighton Museum , where we have access to the wonderful Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery. Occasionally our sessions may be held at other venues depending on planned activities. The club usually meets once, a month on the last Saturday, from 10.30am-12.30pm
A team of volunteers runs the club and all our leaders are DBS checked. We charge a joining fee of £10 then £1 per session. Due to a limited number of spaces you must be a member before you are able to join a session.
If youd like to get involved please get in touch with the team using the details below.
Contact: Odile Rouard
BHAS Day Schools - 2020 - Postoned
The day schools programme for next year is as follows:
11th Jan 2020 - Flint and Fossils
In the morning Karine Le Hegarat, from Archaeology South East, will be helping us identify Flint and Stonework; this will very much be a hands-on session with lots of examples to examine and learn about. There will also be an emphasis on recognising worked flint in the field, so one for the diggers!
The afternoon session will look at fossils and David Bone, West Sussex Geology, will be telling us about what a fossil is, how they are formed, where they can be found and what they tell us about ancient environments. He will also be looking particularly at fossils in Sussex. Again, there will be plenty of handling opportunities.
Please note: The day will be divided into two discrete practical sessions, which complement each other, and people may attend either or both.
8th Feb 2020 - Geology of the Mediterranean
Following on from our very successful 2019 geology day school, Tony Corrigan will be returning to tell us about the Geology of the Mediterranean. We will be exploring the geological processes that formed the Basin, including the basics of plate tectonics and how they work in the Mediterranean. We'll also look at how the Alps formed and where the huge range of rocks, fossils and minerals came from. We will discuss how geology has influenced the migration of fauna and flora, and the development of civilisations. Volcanoes, earthquakes, climate change and huge sea-level changes have all had considerable impacts, not least upon the archaeological heritage of the area. A fascinating day in store for all.
14th March 2020 - Archery Day
And, finally, a very exciting and unique day with Amie Friend, a conservator on the Mary Rose project, who will be facilitating an archery day. She will be telling us about the history of longbows, and how the medieval archers trained and used their weapons. She will be bringing in some lovely horse bows for us to look at, including a Mongolian and a Hungarian one. We will be able to fletch our own arrows and even have a go at shooting (blunt) arrows at a target!
Cost for each full day is £25 for BHAS members, and £30 for non-members. However, the January Flint and Fossil Day will be divided into two discrete sessions and people can book for either one or both. If attending one session, the cost will be £15 per half day, £25/£30 for both.
BHAS Geophysics - Postoned
New surveying is being planned for this season. These projects include surveying a field close to Ovingdean that has produced both Medieval and Roman finds, a survey on Beacon Hill at Rottingdean focused on a Neolithic long barrow and at Patcham to examine earthworks which may be part of a 'Celtic' field system. BHAS are also planning to return to Hempstead Farm, near Uckfield, for more investigations into that medieval landscape. All volunteers are welcome, whatever theor experience. All training will be given.
To join the BHAS Field Unit or for other details contact John Funnell
on 0844 5888 277 or e-mail to email@example.com