Activities

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


Guided walk in the Duncton area; exploring the history, archaeology and geology, led by David and Anne Bone

Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018

Time: Starts 1000, finish by lunchtime (passing the Cricketers PH on return to the cars).

Parking and meeting is at the roadside in Willett Close, Duncton GU28 0LA (near the school) - SU 9598 1725. Total distance about 3 miles on footpaths and tracks, mostly flat with two short steep bits. Can be muddy.

Cost: Members £1, non-members £6, payable in cash on the day but please book in advance.

Please note that this activity is now fully booked.


LiDAR Study Day, led by CDAS members Mike Kallaway and Mark Seaman

Date: Saturday 20 October 2018

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 15 September. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed.

The Course outline:
This is an introductory course to accessing and manipulating the Environment Agency and Secrets of the Highwoods LiDAR data. The course will cover the different types of LiDAR data available (DTM, DSM, LRM), how to access them and choose which is most appropriate. This will lead on to further processing of the data to generate enhanced views including 3-D models, multi-coloured images and contour maps.

This is a practical course and delegates should bring a laptop with them with QGIS installed. Delegates will need to have a working knowledge of QGIS to get the best out of the course. LiDAR data for the examples used during the workshop will be provided on USB memory sticks. Extensive course notes will be provided for future reference.

Assistance will be provided on the course if any difficulties are encountered. If a laptop is not available then one can be shared. We will use one of our laptops to project on to the screen and work through the course material.


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

Date: Saturday 3rd 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.


2019


Flint Recognition Study Day led by Bob and Gillian Turner

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

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

Cost: Members £25, non-members £30 (if places are available). Payment is due by 1st February 2019. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed.

The course outline:
This study day will give you an overview of flint tools from the early Paleolithic with special emphasis on the flints you find on an excavation. The focus will be on recognition of different flints not how they were made, so even if you attended Bob's recent practical course at Butser, you will still find this study day useful and interesting. It will be a fun day with lots of hands-on things to do.