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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

Programme 2020: Key events

Prehistory Research Section events:


Saturday 5th December 2pm

  • YAHS Prehistory Research Section December meeting and talk for members. To be presented via Zoom.

  • Talk by Dr Mike Copper: The Mysterious Neolithic Islets of the Outer Hebrides

    Recent work on and around a series of artificial islets in freshwater lochs in the Outer Hebrides, once believed to be Iron Age crannogs, has revealed that many of them were in fact constructed in the Early Neolithic. Producing prodigious quantities of fine and elaborately decorated pottery, yet often lacking clear evidence for occupation, the purpose of these islets remains obscure. Dr Mike Copper, a specialist in the Hebridean Neolithic based at the University of Bradford, will discuss ongoing work on these unusual and enigmatic sites and consider what this may reveal about life on the outer edges of the Neolithic world


Possible Archaeological Events for Your Diary:

PLEASE NOTE: The following events have been advised. Due to the uncertainties in Covid-19 regulation relaxation, members should personally check these dates, to confirm that the final format of these events.



5th December: YAHS: Prehistory Research Section meeting and talk - to be delivered by Zoom. 2pm.


6th February: CBA Yorkshire Symposium

27th March: YAHS: Prehistory Research Section AGM & Talk (provisional)

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