Archaeology Conference 2021

We arrange 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.

Each year the conference provides an opportunity to learn about recent projects carried out in partnership with local communities and volunteers within the National Park. Many of these have been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This year the conference took place online on Saturday 13 November 2021. Thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you enjoyed the day.

Our Speakers included:

Archaeology in the Lake District National Park 2019-21 Eleanor Kingston, Lake District National Park Authority

Archaeology in the time of a pandemic – an update on recent work by the National Trust Jamie Lund, National Trust

A new survey of the Carles stone circle, Castlerigg Al Oswald, University of York

‘Weird and atypical, even degenerate’…or then again, maybe not? Early Neolithic enclosures in the North Al Oswald, University of York

An Aerial Perspective of the High Street David Knight, Historic England

Recent fieldwork at Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle Kurt Hunter-Mann, Romans in Ravenglass

The origins of Dacre: What should an early medieval monastery look like? Rachel Newman, Oxford Archaeology North

A huge thank you to anyone who donated to the Lake District Archaeology Volunteer Network. We are hoping to purchase a new tablet to enable further archaeological survey work out in the field.