Bedale Archaeology & History Society 2017


Bedale Archaeology & History Society

Programme 2017

10 Jan. AGM + Scruton Station restoration project Virginia Arrowsmith
7 Feb. Bodies of Evidence: Analysing and Assessing Trauma and Scavenging on Human Remains[1] Dr Dave Errickson ACSFS
7 Mar. The great cutting scandal and gang rivalry in early 19th-c London TBC Suzie Lennox BA (Hons) MSc
4 Apr. Stamford Bridge 1066 – Harold Godwinson’s final victory Chris Rock, chairman, Battle of Stamford Bridge Heritage Society
2 May

Infrared Aerial Photography in Archaeology[2]

Eric Houlder LRPS MIfL, archaeologist
6 June

Sir Thomas Robinson – gentleman of fashion

Tony Wood
4 July

Guided walk round Reeth focusing on social history

Alan Mills &/or Peter Denison-Edson
5 Sep.

1st Percival Turnbull Memorial Lecture – title TBA

Deborah Walsh
3 Oct. Forty Years’ Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire and a lot of other stuff in the Vale of Pickering, with apologies to JRM Prof. Dominic Powlesland DUniv, FSA[3]


7 Nov.

The Designed Landscape at Jervaulx Abbey

Linda Smith BA MA MCIfA, Historic Environment Consultant
5 Dec. TBA Lisa Westcott Wilkins, DigVentures Ltd

[1] Human and animal interaction can lead to conflict. Animal and human attacks take place for many reasons, including self-defence, hunger, protection and scavenging. All animals under specific conditions will attack a corpse. This talk describes the recognizable characteristics that different species of animals leave on the bone and various traumatic characteristics left by mechanical human interaction. Dr Dave Errickson is a lecturer in forensic science at Teesside University. He studied archaeology at Bradford University then obtained a Diploma in Professional Archaeological Studies, an MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation and a PhD in Forensic Anthropology. He is an Associate of the Forensic Science Society. In addition Dave is the current chair of Teesside Archaeological Society and the public and outreach officer for the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology.

[2] Lots of lovely pictures, flying from balloons to Canberras, wartime reconnaissance from WWI to Viet Nam, memories of Derrick Riley and plenty of sites from Iron Age to Home Guard.

[3] Visiting/Honorary Professor Universities of Leeds, York, Huddersfield & Vienna, Affiliated Scholar, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, and Director, The Landscape Research Centre

Coming up

Spring 2017

14 April – 25 June Himalayan Garden (Tuesday – Sunday + Bank Holidays) 11-25 June Markenfield Hall open 25 June 11am BEDALE BRASS BAND in the bandstand 1 July Craft Fair Chantry Hall 1&2 July Open Garden – Crakehall Hall – 2pm-5.30pm 2 July Crakehall Watermill open 12 noon – 4pm 8 July Picnic in […]

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