Archaeology Conference

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15 October 2017

About the conference

The Lake District National Park Authority arranges the Lake District Annual Archaeology Conference to showcase the research that takes place within this rich cultural landscape, which was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2017.

This year the conference will provide an opportunity to learn about recent projects carried out by universities, organisations and those undertaken in partnership with local communities.

Location: Theatre by the Lake,  Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

The Programme:

  • 10.00 Introduction Jane Barker, Deputy Chair, Lake District National Park Authority
  • 10.05 Archaeology in the Lake District National Park 2016-17 Eleanor Kingston, Lake District National Park Authority
  • 10.30 Jigs, stamps and mortar stones: surveying Bonsor Low Mill and Tilberthwaite copper mine John Pickin
  • 11.10 Questions and Discussion
  • 11.15 Coffee/Tea
  • 11.45 Three recent archaeological surveys in the Lake District Jamie Lund, National Trust
  • 12.15 Cunsey Forge: A Refined Account of a Lakeland Bloomforge Ian Miller, University of Salford
  • 12.55 Questions and Discussion
  • 1.00 Lunch
  • 2.00 Excavating Medieval Longhouses in the Duddon Valley Stephe Cove, Duddon Valley Local History Group
  • 2.25 Re-thinking the Neolithic Landscapes of Cumbria and the Lakes: New dates and emerging themes Helen Evans, Oxford Archaeology North
  • 2.50 Questions and Discussion
  • 2.55 Coffee/Tea
  • 3.15 Retrospective review: 24 years of
    Archaeology at the National Park John Hodgson
  • 3.55 Questions and Discussion
  • 4.00 Finish

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