Lecture Programme Winter 2017/18
Click on the title below to see further details of the lectures during the 2017-18 winter season.
By Joanna Caruth, BA Hons, MCIfA, FSA, Senior Archaeologist
from Suffolk Archaeology, Needham Market
In 1997 archaeologists excavating at RAF Lakenheath ahead of the construction of a new dormitory found a man buried with his weaponry and a horse. Jo Caruth was part of that original team and has spent the last twenty years researching the Anglo-Saxons at RAF Lakenheath. At this lecture she will reveal what we have learnt about Anglo-Saxon life from that work.
The LINK HERE
By Becky Knight, BSc Hons., MSc, Research Technician - Postglacial Project,
Department of Archaeology, The University of York, York
This lecture explores the use of new technologies to try to uncover an old story.
Lecture abstract to follow
The website for the York University's Department of Archaeology can be found HERE
By David Robertson, Historic Environment Officer,
Norfolk Historic Environment Service, Dereham.
This lecture focuses on the Bronze Age timber circles and trackways at Holme next the Sea
Lecture abstract to follow
Further information about the Norfolk Heritage Explorer can be found HERE
By Lawrence Billington, PhD Researcher, School of History,
The University of Manchester, Manchester
The talk places the record of LUP and Mesolithic activity in West Norfolk into its wider context within East Anglia, based on recent research which has reviewed the lithic scatter record from Norfolk and adjacent counties.
This evidence is, in turn, related to what is known of the chronology and character of the LUP and Mesolithic more generally in southern Britain and in adjacent parts of the continent. It will be shown that, despite having been somewhat neglected, the record of West Norfolk offers a important window into the lifeways and activities of LUP and Mesolithic societies, from rare evidence for the first communities who reoccupied Southern Britain at the beginning of the Late Glacial Interstadial to the last hunter-gatherers occupying the landscapes of East Anglia prior to the uptake of agriculture.
The website for Manchester University, History can be found HERE
By Dr. James Barrett, Reader in Medieval Archaeology and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow,
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,
The University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
The website for McDonald Institute can be found HERE
Or download the schedule of events HERE
Northern Journeys: Medieval Anglo-Norwegian Trade, in Good Times and Bad (17th April 2018)
Dr. James Barrett, Reader in Medieval Archaeology and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
The program of lectures for the next season can now be found under the 'Lectures' tab above.
Starting in May the society will be working with the council to deliver a programme of community archaeology in the Gaywood area. Let Clive know if and when you will be able to help in supporting local people explore the history of their area.
Special Public Lecture (with cheese and wine)
Dr Clive J Bond will be taking about Seahenge which was discovered ten years ago. The lecture is to raise money for the RNLI, and is at King's Lynn Town Hall on Friday, 27th April, at 6pm. Tickets are for sale at the Custom House, Lynn, or the RNLI Hunstanton shop, Old Hunstanton beach.
WNKLAS In The News
The society has been in the local Newspapers recently in coverage of the conference to celebrate our 50year anniversary and also the presentation to John Smallwood one of the founders.
Society Conference (25th November 2017)
Was held at Marriott's Warehouse Trust on Saturday 25th November. The subject was 'Women in the Archaeology and History of West Norfolk: Female Voices Across Time'.
King John's Treasure
The society's investigation of a local farm contributed to a programme made for US television as part of the Expidition Unknown series. This systematic survey of an area that was a likely route for the Royal Treasure was also the subject of a recent lecture evening.