BORDER ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

2013/14 LECTURE PROGRAMME

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Lectures 2014

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Queen Margarets Uni, Edinburgh. Talk about the Paxton project by Kristian Pedersen.

Maria Chester with Stan & Phillip.

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May 12th

Dr Clive Waddington

Rescued from the Sea:

Prehistoric discoveries at Low Hauxley

(As seen on TV)

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June 2nd

Kristian Pedersen

BAS Summer Activities

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No Lectures July and August

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September 1st

Dr Gordon Noble

Discovering the Northern Picts:

Excavations and Survey in Northern Pictland.

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October 6th

Prof Clive Ruggles

Archaeoastronomy:

A Brief History

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November 3rd

Bruce Glendinning

Lockerbie Academy:

The discovery and Excavation of previously unknown

Neolithic and Early Historic timber halls,

and a Bronze Age cemetery.

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December 1st

Dr Andrea Dolfini

The origins of metallurgy in Europe:

new insights from Italy

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START TIME: 7.30 p.m.
PARISH CENTRE, BERWICK UPON TWEED
(OPPOSITE THE BERWICK BARRACKS
ADJACENT TO BERWICK PARISH

CHURCH MAIN DOOR)

MEMBERS FEE, VISITORS: £2.00

Meetings held 1st Monday of every month September, October, November, December, February, March, April, May (one week later due to the Bank holiday) and June. Monthly speakers, lending library. If you are interested in any aspect of Archaeology come to one of our meetings and see what we do.

Sometimes the date and venue may be changed due to circumstances beyond our control, please check dates and venues carefully)

 

 

 

Dr M Aylett Memorial Lecture

....Once a year in memory of Malcolm....

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BAS talk by Roger Miket

Prof Maria Chester's Lecture on the

--------'The Lady of Cao'---------

Dr Alison Sheridan: Is President of the Prehistoric Society and Head of Early Prehistory, National Museums Scotland, having worked there for 26 years. PhD at Cambridge University on Neolothic Ireland. Member of international, French-led research project, Project [sic] JADE - the results of which are the subject of this lecture. Has appeared on various TV programmes including Neil Oliver's Prehistory of Britain. High point of (televisual0 career has been as the TV Expert of the Week on Harry Hill's TV Burp in February 2011, for explaining to Neil Oliver how we know that they had toilets in the Neolithic village of Skara Brae!
Dr Clare Williams -Nov 5th
Dr CLive Waddington: Clive is a leading archaeologist who specialises in the archaeology of northern England and Northumberland in partticular. He is the Managing Director of Archaeological Research Services Ltd and prior to that was a lecturer at Newcastle University after spells working with English Heritage, the National Trust and various archaeological units. He is currently leading a large community archaeology project at Druridge Bay which he set up in conjunction with the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Clive is well known for his regular publications on the archaeology of Northumberland and most recently published the second volume of the Till-Tweed studies with his colleague Dave Passmore. This volume provides a period synthetic narrative of the archaeology and environment of the region from the Late Upper Palaeolithic through to 1066.
Prof. Emeritus Clive Ruggles: Clive is Emeritus Professor of Archaeoastronomy in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. Archaeoastronomy - the study of past beliefs and practices relating to the sky and the uses to which people's knowledge of the skies was put-is an important but often misrepresented and controversial field, and Clive's was the first (and possibly still the only) Chair on the planet in this speciality. He has worked in many parts of the world and published numerous books, papers and articles on subjects ranging from prehistoric Europe and pre-Columbian America to indigenous astronomies in Africa. He has ongoing fieldwork projects in Polynesia and Peru and is also working to complete a major synthesis of archaeoastronomy in Europe.Since 2008 Clive has also been working on behalf of UNESCO and the International Astronomical Union to advance their joint initiative to promote, preserve, and protect the world's most important astronomical heritage sites. He chairs the International Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage and directs UNESCO's Astronomy and W orId Heritage web portal project. For more information see Clive's personal web pages: http://www.cliveruggles.net/.