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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

Programme 2021: Key events

Prehistory Research Section events:

Saturday 27th March 2pm

  • YAHS Prehistory Research Section talk & AGM for members. To be presented via Zoom.

  • Fraser Brown, Project Manager, Oxford North, will present: New Mesolithic Discoveries from the North: Changing Views on Hunter/ Gatherer Lifestyles and the Arrival of Farming

Fraser has been involved in excavating and interpreting several important Mesolithic and Neolithic sites. These include the unexpectedly rich discoveries from excavations at Ronaldsway airport on the Isle of Man, from a river-side site on the Carlisle Northern Bypass and, most recently, from a site near Blackpool, which has proved to be ‘truly remarkable’. His findings are likely to challenge established theories about the Mesolithic and the transition to the Neolithic. Registration information available in early March.

Possible Archaeological Events for Your Diary:

PLEASE NOTE: The following events have been advised. Due to the uncertainties in Covid-19 regulations, members should personally check the organisers to confirm these events.



6th February: CBA Yorkshire Symposium postponed, but see CBA Yorkshire Fireside Chats - Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm, fortnightly talks from 19th January to 9th March

6th March: The Prehistoric Society, Dayschool: Barrows of the Yorkshire Wolds: Prehistory, Inspiration and Legacy  Presented via Zoom

27th March: YAHS: Prehistory Research Section Talk & AGM Presented via Zoom

4th - 5th September: YAHS: (Sat) Maurice Beresford Celebration Conference: Hull University & (Sun) Field Visit

13th - 14th November: Bronze Age Forum: Annual Conference: Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University

Guest Lectures (open to all)  

At Bradford University 5.15pm in the Richmond Building.

  • Info TBA

At Kings Manor, York 1pm in F133

  • Info TBA


Please note - Your E-Mail Address:

The majority of members now receive their notices and newsflashes electronically. If your contact details have changed, please let me know, so that our address list remains up-to-date. If you wish to change the way you receive your section information, please drop me a line - either by email, or by post :  John Cruse,  3 Ellicott Court,  Park Road,  Menston,  LS29 6PA

Above programme updated 14 November 2020