Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day School: The Anglo-Saxon Countryside

EMAS Day School: The Anglo-Saxon Countryside
30 OCtober 2013
Tutor: David Beard MA, FSA

In 1976, Philip Rahtz described the archaeology of Anglo-Saxon rural settlements as "unsatisfactory, incomplete and largely unpublished". However, the last twenty years has seen a number of Anglo-Saxon settlements which have been investigated in considerable detail. There have also been a number of major field survey which allow a much more detailed picture of the Anglo-Saxon countryside to be drawn than was possible before.

This day school will examine how this new evidence has improved our knowledge of Anglo-Saxon rural settlement, the pagan cemeteries and the nature of the countryside during this period.

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Field Trip to Castle Acre and Castle Acre Priory

EMAS Field Trip to Castle Acre and Castle Acre Priory
Saturday, 2 November 2013
The first field trip of the 25th Anniversary Year will be led by David Beard to the Norman Castle and Cluniac Priory at Castle Acre, 4 miles north of Swaffham.

Castle Acre today is very different from the important medieval fortified town, held by William de Warenne, according to the Domesday Survey. He founded and built the Castle and Cluniac Priory at Lewes, which we visited earlier this year. The de Warennes were also the founders and benefactors of the Castle and Priory at Castle Acre.

The cost of this field trip will be £34.00 for EMAS members and £37.40 for non members.

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The Topography of Roman London & Southwark
with Harvey Sheldon, former President of EMAS
Saturday, 16th November 2013

Harvey Sheldon will be our guide on a walking tour beginning at the Museum
of London and ending on Tower Hill. He writes “as well as examining
upstanding segments of the walls of Londinium, it is planned to include visits
to the west gate of Cripplegate fort and the amphitheatre behind the Guild
Hall Art Gallery. During the tour, questions concerning the origin of
Londinium, as well as the status and function of the place during the period,
will be addressed”.

The cost of this walking tour is £12.50 f

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Archaeology Britain iPad App

The Archaeology Data Service and the British Library are pleased to announce the release of the Archaeology Britain iPad App.
The Archaeology Britain iPad app is a collaboration between The British Library and the ADS to create an accessible iPad app with unique and interesting content from both organisations. The app presents antiquarian drawings, paintings and maps for some of Britain's most important archaeological sites. The curated content provides unique and rarely seen perspectives for a wide range of sites from the stone age to the 20th century. The types of sites within the app are castles, churches, megaliths, settlements, and the defense of Britain. 

The app's target audience is the general public, and it is unique due to the rare content provided from the British Library archives. Much of the British Library content is not publically accessible, so the app offers a privileged view of some of the institutions most treasured collections. Additionally open content from the ADS and other sources were included to provide context to the British Library content.

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