Programme 2020: Key events

Saturday, 21st March 2020

  • Swarthmore Education Centre, 2 - 7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD 
  • 11am - Members morning - Members and non-members welcome​.
  • Prehistory Research Section members will share some of their own research, presenting two aspects of studying Yorkshire moorland landscapes.
    • Geoffrey Barnes: A serpent, a swastika and the Sun: Original perspectives on the prehistoric rock art of Ilkley Moor and beyond.
      • Will examine the Swastika Stone on Ilkley Moor, looking at representational elements of it's carving, and applying an archaeoastronomical investigation approach.
    • ​Keith Boughey: Pots of Confusion: Early Bronze Age Burials on Baildon Moor.
      • The Prehistory Section has given a grant for radiocarbon and isotope analysis to support this research of burial assemblages on Baildon Moor.
  • 2pm - Spring Meeting - Members and non-members welcome.
    • Fraser Brown, Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology North: New Mesolithic Discoveries from the North: Changing Views on Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyles.
  • 3pm - Tea
  • 3.30pm - PRS AGM - Members only 

Possible Archaeological Events for Your 2020 Diary.



1st Feb: CBA Yorkshire: Annual Symposium and AGM: St John's University, York

8th - 9th Feb: Rewley House, Oxford: Archaeology and DNA

15th Feb: P. Soc Day School: Landscapes of the Dead: Exploring Neolithic Monuments and Mortuary Practice: Burlington House, London

7th Mar: Lancaster University: NW Annual Archaeology Forum

21st Mar: YAHS – Prehistoric Research Section Meeting and AGM

18th Apr: Rewley House, Oxford: Recent Research on Prehistoric Landscapes in Southern Britain: £70

19th - 20th June: Prehistoric Society: Europa Conference (celebrating Colin Haselgrove): Leicester University

5th - 6th Sept: YAHS: (Sat) M Beresford Celebration Conference: Hull Univ: + (Sun) Field Visit

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


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Above programme updated 12 January 2020