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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:

9th September:
YAHS and Prehistory Research Section visit to Craven museum, Skipton, North Yorkshire.
YAHS & Prehistory Research Section members: 11.30am – 12.45pm: A brief introductory history of the Craven Museum by a member of staff, followed by a self-guided tour of the collections. 
Prehistory Research Section members only: 2.00pm – 3.30pm - a chance to have a hands-on session with a curator looking in more detail at prehistoric artefacts in their collections.
Contact for further information about booking
25th September 2pm:
Prehistory Research Section joint lecture with The Prehistoric Society. 
Dr Melanie Giles, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Manchester: ‘Bog Bodies: face-to-face with the past'
Thoresby Room, Leeds Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH. 
More information here or see this flyer.
This talk is open to  Society members and the public.
Please note should Government restrictions on social distancing be in place at the time of this event, it will be subject to cancellation.
Book via eventbrite here
Any enquiries contact John Cruse, Hon Secretary YAHS, Prehistory Research Section here

4th December: Prehistory Research Section Christmas meeting. Talk from Dr Helen Chittock: 'The role of artistic decoration within the Arras Culture.' Details TBC.

YAHS events:

TBC September: Maurice Beresford Celebration Conference. Likely to be via Zoom. Details TBC.

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.



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

1st November: NSG [online] conference on “aDNA and the Neolithic of Europe.”

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 23 August 2021