Monday, January 18, 2016

EMAS Archaeology Study Tour: Landscape of the Bayeux Tapestry


Landscape of the Bayeux Tapestry

21 - 28 May 2016


2016 will be the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. The famous Bayeux Tapestry that depicts this battle also presents a map of the events that led up to Hastings.

This study tour will follow the route of this map, starting at Westminster and following Harold’s progression through Normandy, and then on to the arrival of William’s forces at Pevensey and finally to Battle, where we will look at the evidence for the suggested new location for the Battle of Hastings.

Full details of this study tour can be found here...

N.B. In order to be certain of a place you need to apply by 1 February 2016  at the latest.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Hogsmill River


In Jon Cotton’s talk “The Town that calls itself a Village: Archaeology in Ewell, Surrey” he mentioned Millais' paintings along the Hoggsmill.

Rosemary Turner has kindly mentioned that a book published in 1997 by Barbara C L Webb called “Millais and the Hogsmill River” contains a walk in the footsteps of Millais and points out possible sites for Orphelia and light of the World.

You can also find more information about the Hogsmill River on the Internet on the “London's Lost Rivers” Website at: www.londonslostrivers.com/

You can find the page about the Hoggsmill at: 



Friday, January 15, 2016

WW1: Archaeology and Commemoration


WW1: Archaeology and Commemoration
a lecture by Scott McCracken

Friday, 4 March 2016
7:00 pm
Activity Space 1, Clore Learning Centre

Museum of London, London Wall

EC2Y 5HN

FREE TO EMAS MEMBERS £3:00 NON-MEMBERS

Archaeological excavation and survey of WW1 battlefields is a recent but ever-growing practice.  This lecture will outline recent work and it compliments the concepts of commemoration as put into practice by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and other organisations.  

Visit to The British Museum



EMAS Visit to the British Museum 



With Michael Duigan 


Saturday, 20th February 2016 

Following Michael Duigan’s lecture on the Greek Symposium we will visit the British Museum with him to look at wine vessels, similar to those they used. We will examine the paintings on them, that illustrate what they got up to.

Further details...

The Ancient Greek Drinking Party


The Ancient Greek Drinking Party

a lecture by Michael Duigan

Friday, 12 February 2016

7:00 pm

Activity Space 1, Clore Learning Centre

Museum of London, London Wall

EC2Y 5HN

FREE TO EMAS MEMBERS £3:00 NON-MEMBERS


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monumental Ditched Enclosures in Neolithic Europe


As part of the 'outreach' activities of a University of Southampton research project that Dr. Víctor Jiménez Jáimez has been developing the last two years, he has created a new website centred upon monumental ditched enclosures in Neolithic Europe. The visual language and the structure and form of the content have been designed for educational purposes. It's aimed at the general public, but it could also be a useful resource for Archaeology students and even researchers. It is completely non-profit.

You can find the site at:

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Castles of North Wales


EMAS Easter Study Tour: Castles of North Wales
Guide: David Beard MA, FSA, FSA (Scot)
24 - 30 March 2016

There are still a few places left on this study tour, but final reservations for the hotel must be made by 18 January. 

So if you are interested, please contact EMAS straight away.


You can find details of the study tour here…