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Meetings Programme 2018-19

The meetings programme for 2018-19 will be shown here from late summer 2018.

All meetings are in the Lowndes Room, Chesham Town Hall, Chesham on the third Friday of the month. They begin at 8.00 pm, and are open to both members and non-members. For speaker events, members pay £2 and visitors £4. The Open Evening includes refreshments and is £4 to all attendees. The 2017-18 programme is now ended, and consisted of the following meetings:

Friday, 20th October 2017

King of the Birds! Changing Perceptions of Eagles in Britain’s Past   Matilda Holmes, Consultant Archaeozoologist

The changing importance of these fascinating birds, from the symbolic and medicinal to their use for raw materials and representations of social status.

Friday, 17th November 2017

Wulfhere's People   Bob Zeepvat, Bancroft Heritage Services

Wulfhere was Mercia's first Christian king. The talk describes new findings from the excavation of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Wolverton, Milton Keynes, which was once in Mercia.

Friday, 19th January 2018

The Griffin Warrior, Pylos, Greece   Marion Wells, CVAHS

"One of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries in Greece in more than half a century" (Smithsonian.com)

Friday, 16th February 2018

The Home Front in Buckinghamshire in WWI   Anne Marshall, CVAHS

How civilians in Buckinghamshire helped to win the war, featuring the stories of named individuals.

Friday, 16th March 2018

Members Evening

CVAHS members will describe the work and achievements of the society during the past year.

Friday, 20th April 2018

AGM and Chairman's talk   Julian Hunt

 

Archaeology Field Group Programme 2018

The 2018 programme started in February with a successful dig at Frith Hill, as described in Latest News. We will be applying to do more work at Frith Hill, but are unlikely to have feedback from Historic England until late in the year. The remaining 2018 programme is yet to be established, but other locations are being explored which we hope will provide us with projects in the months ahead. Details will be published on this web site as soon as they are known.

Participants in all digs must be CVAHS members. If you are interested, but not yet a member, please contact CVAHS via this web site to confirm details of how to participate.

On our digs, we welcome people with experience and also novices - training in survey, excavation and recording techniques is given. For those who find digging difficult, there is valuable work to do on post-excavation cleaning, analysis and recording of finds.

Excavating a medieval ditch at Chesham Bois House
 
Medieval pottery fragments from the ditch and examples of complete pots