DIARY OF EVENTS
Dates for 2020
Please note that, unless otherwise stated, all events are for members of Liss Archaeology only.
For membership information, further information and to volunteer to help with events, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Feb 2020 at the Triangle Centre in Liss
Day School - Leading geophysics surveys and using QGIS
For the more technically minded we have organised a day of training. The morning session will teach how to manage a geophysics survey using our RM85 resistivity machine and how then to process the survey data in Snuffler software to display and interpret it. The afternoon session will teach how to use QGIS software to display layers of data (aerial photos, LIDAR, geophys scans, trench and test pit outlines, drone photos, etc) on maps of our main exploration sites to visualise the results.
This is a complex subject and is targeted mainly at those members who have expressed an interest in participating in geophys surveys throughout the year and in displaying technical information to dig supervisors. For more information see the email sent to members on 6 January.
10 March 2020
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting which will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 March 2020 in the Triangle Centre in Liss.
The proposed agenda will be circulated to members shortly and the meeting will be followed by an archaeology-related talk.
28 May - 30 June 2020
We will only be doing one dig at Colemore this year. Dates are now confirmed with the landowner and it will be a little later than usual to avoid a number of conflicting events and Bank Holidays in May. Colemore is near Farringdon in Hampshire and has been our major exploration site for the last decade.
Previous geophys surveys and digs have revealed a complex of archaeology features and finds, mostly Romano-British but some dating back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, including ditches, enclosures, buildings and evidence of metal manufacture.
13-28 July 2020 (provisional)
Alton Big Dig
Last year's Alton Big Dig - our first - was a great success. In the Public Gardens we found archaeology ranging from the Romano-British period through Tudor, Civil War and Victorian eras up to the Second World War. Over 600 visitors were shown around the site during the Dig and some 120 children took part in the children's activities.
Subject to a meeting on 23 January with the Alton Town Clerk we hope to return to Alton this winter to carry out some geophysics on a new site, and to organise another Big Dig over a fortnight in late July (to coincide with the British Festival of Archaeology).
13 August - 15 September 2020 (subject to confirmation by landowner)
Our bigger than usual dig last summer in the village of Stroud near Petersfield in Hampshire produced some startling results and also revealed a new and very interesting site. Subject to a meeting with the Farm Manager during January we hope to agree another large-scale exploration again this year - hopefully for about 4 weeks, involving geophysics and excavations. More information will be published after the meeting.
Provisional dates are 13 Aug - 15 Sep.