Meetings

The Winter meeting programme 2019-20 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 use the Contact Us page.

AVON VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 289516

2019

4th September 2019: Once upon a hillfort
Speaker: Dave Stewart

This talk will concentrate on an ambitious project to undertake geophysics surveys of the Iron Age hillforts of Dorset.  Dave led this research and has co-authored a book, ‘Hillforts and the Durotriges’, describing the results.

2nd October 2019 Wonderful things: The Army Basing Programme and the Stonehenge Landscape
Speaker:  Simon Cleggett, Wessex Archaeology

The excavation of Bulford, Larkhill and Tidworth over five years. Followed by the international media- discoveries included four henges, a causewayed enclosure, Neolithic pits, Bronze Age burials and cremations, two Anglo Saxon cemeteries and the largest WWI practise battlefield ever excavated. Larkhill turned out to be the largest open area excavation ever undertaken in proximity to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site- truly wonderful things.

6th November 2019: To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

4th December 2019: To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

2020

8th January 2020:  Members Evening

5th February 2020: Living with Monuments: life and cultural landscape around Avebury, c.4000–1500BC
Speaker: Josh Pollard, Professor in Archaeology at The University of Southampton

4th March 2020: To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

1st April 2020: To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

6th May 2020: Annual General Meeting followed by a talk: To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

 

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