Friday, April 26, 2013

Online Courses in Archaeology

University of Oxford Online Courses in Archaeology
Cave paintings, castles and pyramids, Neanderthals, Romans and Vikings - archaeology is about the excitement of discovery, finding out about our ancestors, exploring landscape through time, piecing together puzzles of the past from material remains.
These courses enable you to experience all this through online archaeological resources based on primary evidence from excavations and artefacts and from complex scientific processes and current thinking. Together with guided reading, discussion and activities you can experience how archaeologists work today to increase our knowledge of people and societies from the past.
The following courses are available:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

EMAS Roman Field Trip to Bath & Cirencester

Saturday, 18th May 2013

Our May day trip will feature the Roman Baths and Temple complex at Aquae Sulis (Bath) and the museum at Corinium Dobunnorum (Cirencester).

The origin of Bath’s importance over the centuries has depended on the location of a hot spring emerging to the surface.  This spring became a place of worship for the river goddess, Sulis, a deity of the local Celtic tribe of the Dobunni and it carried on as a source of healing and worship for the Romans and into later times.  The Roman temple was dedicated to Sulis Minerva.

The Roman town and baths, revealed by many archaeological investigations over the years owe their existence to a fort, which has never been found.  By 100AD an impressive bath and temple complex had been laid out at Aquae Sulis.  The hot spring was enclosed inside a large reservoir, lined with sheets of lead.  The site and finds are beautifully displayed in situ.  Group guides are not permitted, but an excellent audio tour guide is provided for your visit.

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The King in the Car Park: The Search for the Grave of Richard III

EMAS - the University of London Archaeology Society

“The King in the Car Park: The Search for the Grave of Richard III"

a Lecture by Richard Buckley

Director - University of Leicester Archaeological Services and Lead archaeologist in the search for Richard III

7.00pm  Friday, 3rd May  2013

at the Museum of London, London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

Free to Members of EMAS - £5 for non-members

Monday, April 15, 2013

Photos of the 2013 EMAS Easter Study Tour now online

Photos of the 2013 EMAS Easter Study Tour to Yorkshire are now online.

There are quite a few photos, because we visited quite a few places!

You can find the photos here...