The Winter meeting programme 2016-17 is shown below. Visitors are very welcome at the meetings. Please note speakers are booked many months in advance and sometimes have to cancel at short notice. Although we always try to find another speaker the talk may be on a different subject.
MEETINGS: 7.30pm at Ann Rose Hall, Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW
MEETING FEES:- Members £2.00, Visitors £3.50
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION:- Adult £10.00, Full-time Student £5.00
ENQUIRIES TO:- The Chairman, Mark Vincent 01425 473677 or The Hon Secretary, C.W.Atkinson 01722 326978, or use the Contact Us page.
AVON VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 289516
7th September 2016: Discovering the Maya
Speaker: Francis Taylor, Council for British Archaeology (CBA)
Francis will cover the history of this fascinating civilisation concentrating on two major cities, Copan and Tikal and their relationship with their neighbours. In addition he will tell the story of the Mayan creation myth and examine both their glyphs and their complex calendar.
5th October 2016: The Story of Stoney Cross Airfield
Speaker: Dr. Henry Goodall, Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA)
2nd November 2016: Meonstoke 2016: Roman villa or Roman temple?
Speaker: Professor Tony King, Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Winchester
7th December 2016: Sniping from the Medieval sidelines, An illustrated talk with the opportunity to handle some real equipment!
Speaker: Mr David Fawcett, a re-enactor with much experience with English Heritage.
4th January 2017: Members Evening. Mike Gill will be talking about ‘Magnetic Mounds in the Avon Valley’. He will present the latest results from the surveys that have been undertaken using the Bournemouth University gradiometer. The AVAS geophysics team has been investigating a couple of long mounds, and he will set the results into the wider context of Neolithic monuments in the vicinity of the Avon Valley.
1st February 2017: The Old Sarum Landscapes Project. New Survey Results and Old Excavation Archive
Speaker: Kris Strutt, University of Southampton
1st March 2017: The Archaeology of Wessex from the Air
Speaker: Jo Crane, AVAS
5th April 2017: The Durotriges Big Dig- looking at Iron age, Roman and Post-Roman settlement around Bere Regis
Speaker: Dr. Miles Russell, FSA, Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University
3rd May 2017: Annual General Meeting (followed by members’ presentations)