Monday, 10 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Archaeonews Podcast 212 now available

Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries

Maney publishing offering free access to the European Journal of Archaeology

The content is free to view online from 30 August to 15 October 2012 and covers the last three years

Course on the Geology and Scenery of Wessex coming soon to Salisbury

Every Wednesday from 17 April to 22 May 2013. Field trips TBA. A course by Hadrian Cook and Steve Hannath. We take geology for granted; after all, the expression ‘as old as the hills’ implies stability, a given in our lives with the physical landscape both backdrop and foundation upon which our daily life occurs. Is Wessex, the quiet land of Thomas Hardy and the Wurzels, an exception on an Earth that explodes with volcanoes and is washed by tsunamis? Is it a geological backwater that somehow has evaded plate tectonics? Of course this is not the case , for it may lack serious geological upheaval, but the land around us has nonetheless been shaped by Earth processes. The impact of mountain building, plate tectonics and climatic change is as evident here as anywhere; it is just more subtle. Furthermore, Wessex is an internationally renowned area and well suited to explore geology.
This course explores the rocks, fossils and landforms of our famous region, revealing both the dynamics and utility of the Wessex landscape. It also draws out the relationship of the rocks to our cultural landscapes such as prehistory, vernacular architecture, settlement patterns, extractive industries and water supplies.
This course explores the wider concepts and understanding that underpin the science of Geology but uses local examples to further local understanding. There will be lectures, the chance to handle specimens and the opportunity for fieldwork both local and at Charmouth/Lyme Regis on the classic Jurassic coastline.

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the Museum to book.
Cost: course £40.00 (members); £50.00 (non-members). individual sessions £7.00 (members); £8.00 (non-members).

Monday, 3 September 2012

Next lecture of the Dinton Historical Society - September 20th. 'The Salisbury Hoard' by Margaret McKenzie.

Dinton Historical Society. The Society sets out to promote interest in the history of Dinton through lectures,publications and social events. The Society is also collecting archival material about Dinton, both originals and copies of documents held elsewhere. Membership is open to all. Subscription £5 a year. (Families of more than one person £8). All talks are held in Dinton Village Hall at 7.30pm