20th January 2024
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
This event provides great opportunity to find out about new conservation and archaeological discoveries over the last year or so, in Derbyshire and the wider Peak District.
The line-up of speakers includes Tristan Cousins from York Archaeology, Alison James and Michael Lobb from MSDS Marine and Thomas Booth from The Crick Institute with many more to be announced.
Subjects range from ‘Holbrook’s Hidden Heritage’ to ‘The Medieval Origins of Shirebrook’ with other talks also focusing on the study of Ancient DNA and results of recent excavations.
Derbyshire Archaeology Day 2024 Programme
9.15am – 9.40am
Arrival and Registration
Tea and coffee available (for which a charge will be made)
9.45am – 9.50am
9.50am – 10.20am
Megahan King (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
The PAS in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire: What we do and what’s been found
10.20am – 10.50am
Reuben Thorpe (on behalf of ARS Ltd)
Navio Roman fort – an update
10.50am – 11.20am
Tea and coffee (free of charge
11.20am – 11.50am
Colin Merrony and Tim Cockrell (University of Sheffield)
Hidden in plain sight – the discovery and investigation of a prehistoric site near Sheldon
11.50am – 12.20pm
Tom Booth (Crick Institute)
People of the Peaks: Insights into the prehistoric inhabitants of Britain and the Peak District from ancient DNA
12.20pm – 1.40pm
Lunch (not provided but there are cafés, sandwich shops and pubs nearby)
1.40pm – 2.10pm
Caitlin Halton and Milena Grzybowska (Archaeological Research Services)
Oxcroft Lane, Bolsover – a further update on new and exciting discoveries
2.10pm – 3.40pm
Tristan Cousins (York Archaeology)
Not just a mining town – the medieval origins of Shirebrook
2.40pm – 3.10pm
Tea and coffee (free of charge)
3.10pm – 3.40pm
Alison James and Michael Lobb (MSDS Marine)
Landlocked and Looking Out, Holbrook’s Hidden Heritage
3.40pm – 4.10pm
Vicky Owen and Carina Summerfield-Hill
Dissenters of the faith – a 19th century non-conformist community in Derby
Waged - £12.20
Unwaged/student – £9.20
Under 16s – Free
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