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Chichester & District Archaeology Society

Wednesday 25th April at 19.30 - Bronze Age Barrowscapes in the Rother region
Talk by Stuart Needham - Free to Members, non-members £5 payable at the door.
New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7XY

Saturday 12 May - Excavation Study Day led by CDAS members Steve Cleverly, Ann Davies, Trevor Davies and Mike Kallaway
Time: To be confirmed. This is a full day event.
Location: Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Emsworth, PO10 8DE.  Free parking is available.  You will need to bring a packed lunch.
Cost: Members £25 , non-members £30 (if places are available). Payment is due by 9 April. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed. To book a place please contact Pauline Blagden at activities@cdas.info.
The objective of the course is to provide a general understanding of:

  • How the excavation is justified
  • What is involved in setting up an excavation
  • The processes used in the excavation itself
  • The post excavation analysis and reporting

At the end of this study day you should have a better appreciation of how excavations are organised. As well as making the experience more interesting you should have a better understanding of why you are asked to do things in certain ways, how what you are doing fits into the wider picture and why there are things that you never do.

Though it will not be possible to provide a real trench there will be practical elements to the day.

Saturday 9 June - 10:00-16:30 - Flint knapping: a practical study day led by Bob Turner at Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG Directions There is plenty of parking. You will need to bring a packed lunch and refreshments.
Cost: Members £40, non-members £45 (if places are available). This includes entry to Butser Ancient Farm. Payment is due by 1 May. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed.

There will be a practical demonstration followed by everyone trying their skills with flint. The lecturer will give you a flavour of life in the Mesolithic / Neolithic showing how people lived and he will try to cover the full range of tools.

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