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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Our winter programme is currently being put together and we have already confirmed out first few speakers as follows:
21st October 2014:
Dr Ben Pears, Project Officer, AC archaeology. The results of recent excavations at Embury Beacon Fort, Hartland, and other AC archaeology investigations in and around North Devon
18 November 2014:
John Bradbeer, Secretary NDAS .Tithe and Victorian Agriculture in Northern Devon
20 January 2015:
Charlotte Russell Heritage at Risk Projects Officer, English Heritage. Heritage at Risk and the work of English Heritage south west team.
Other dates for your diary are :
Annual dinner, early December
17 February 2015 (speaker to be confirmed)
17 March 2015 (AGM -
14 April 2015 (speaker to be confirmed)
All lectures take place in the Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple (parking in the large car park adjacent to the Library). Talks are free to NDAS members, visitors £2.50.
In addition, Oxford University Institute of Archaeology is proposing a national hillfort
survey. This is a ‘Citizen Science’ project based on local volunteers. For full information
go to www.arch.ox.ac.uk/hillforts-
The North Devon Archaeological Society Golden Anniversary Book
The book is available from local shops and retail outlets at such as the local museums and attractions or by post from NDAS. The publication team have tried to include as wide a selection of articles as space permits to reflect both the Societies broad interest and also the amount of work being undertaken within northern Devon.
Fully illustrated with a colour section on the Harvest Jug exhibition and also an index from the Portable Antiquities officer for Devon of recent finds. In all 17 wide ranging articles of interest to Archaeologists, Landscape Historians and Historians in general.
Available from NDAS -
A Field Guide to The Archaeology of the Taw and Torridge Estuaries
Man has always used the environment for his own ends and an estuary is a choice place for exploitation. It is a natural resource, a haven, an entrance and an exit, a birthplace and a graveyard for ships.
This guide gives details of all the important sites of the estuary. Geographically, this survey ranges from either side of the estuary mouth, to include the beaches of Westward Ho! and Saunton and the Burrows of Northam and Braunton. Upstream, it goes as far as Barnstaple on the Taw and Annery (Weare Giffard) on the Torridge.
As well as being available from a number of local outlets the book is also available
from NDAS -
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