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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

Prehistory Research Section

  • Event Start Date: 02/12/2023 14:00 - 15:45
Saturday 2nd - Meeting & Christmas tea - see flyer here
2pm - 3.45pm face-to-face meeting at Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square Leeds, LS3 1AD
Dr Roger Martlew: “Pattern and Purpose”: investigating later prehistoric settlement in Upper Wharfedale.

The availability of LiDAR data has revolutionised investigations of the extensive earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. However, coverage at the most detailed resolution is still limited, and significant evidence can be added by ground and geophysical survey. Below the laser-scanned ground surface, but excavation has revealed yet more intriguing and previously unrecognised evidence that challenges interpretation. Suggestions will be welcome!

Roger founded the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust in 2004, after teaching archaeology at the University of Leeds for 16 years in the School of Continuing Education up to its closure. Prior to that he taught at the University of Leicester while completing his PhD on Iron Age settlement in North-West Scotland. His professional career in archaeology began at the age of 14 during school holidays, and he has directed projects on the Isles of Skye and Mull and the Orkney islands. He is now investigating the neglected wealth of archaeological evidence in the Yorkshire Dales, and since 2014 he has been the archaeology editor of the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal.

3pm onwards CHRISTMAS TEA - please bring along some nibbles.

Clive Waddington: 'How Britain became an island: the Storegga Slide tsunami and Mesolithic catastrophe'. PLEASE NOTE THIS TALK BY CLIVE IS POSTPONED.


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