Lecture Programme Winter 2017/18
Click on the title below to see further details of the lectures during the 2016-17 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
Tour of Historic Hardwick Cemetery (Sunday 11th June 2017)
Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Mariners, Merchants and Industrialists' at Hardwick Cemetery starting at the gates at 2pm (Charge £4).
St Martha's Test Pits (Sunday 25th June 2017: 11am)
Archaeology demonstration at St Martha's Roman Catholic Primary School Summer Fete. The location is off Roseberry Avenue, Field Lane, Gaywood.
Binham History Group(Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25 June 2017: 9am start)
Investigation of an area identified by GeoPhysics and fieldwalking. Test pitsbeing dug over three days, all welcome.
Historic Pubs of Lynn (Friday 23rd June 2017)
Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Historic Pubs in Lynn' starting at True's Yard 6pm (Charge £5).
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know? (28th July 2017)
A public illustrated lecture to be held at St. Margaret's Minister, 4:30pm, by Dr. Laura Kalas Williams, Research Associate and Tutor, Department of English, the University Exeter.
Margery Kempe's boisterous mysticism and medicine: uncovered!. Tickets available from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum £5
Society Conference (25th November 2017)
Will be held at Marriott's Warehouse Trust, South Quay, King's Lynn, 10:00-17:00, Saturday 25th November. The subject is 'Women in the Archaeology and History of West Norfolk: Female Voices Across Time'. Places are free but limited and may be booked from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum