Activities

We arrange events of archaeological interest for our members, including study days and visits to places of interest. Unless otherwise stated, to book a place please contact Pauline Blagden at . Please also refer to the latest Chairman's monthly newsletter (available via the Newsletter link) for up to date information on forthcoming events.

2018


Excavation Study Day, led by CDAS members Steve Cleverly, Ann Davies, Trevor Davies and Mike Kallaway

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018

Time: 0930-1600

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. Please book your place in advance by emailing Pauline Blagden at .

The course outline:

The objective is to provide a general understanding of:

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 should never do. Though it will not be possible to provide a real trench there will be practical elements to the day.


Flint knapping: a practical study day led by Bob Turner

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018

Time: 1000-1630

Location: 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.

The course outline:
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.


Timber-framed buildings of the Weald, their development and dating for beginners.
A Study Day led by Jeremy Clarke.

Date: Saturday 3 November 2018

Time: To be confirmed. This is a full day event.

Location: Fishbourne Roman Palace (Rudkin Room), Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR. Directions There is plenty of parking.

Cost: Members £25 , non-members £30 (if places are available). Payment is due by 10 September. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed.

The course outline:
This study day will cover terminology, how to approach dating a building, useful resources and a group practical session using site photographs and plans to try out the knowledge gained.