East Yorkshire Local History Society

Mortimer 2011 - archaeology in the East Riding

Friday, 17th June 2011

CBA Yorkshire are pleased to announce a day school in memory of John Robert Mortimer (1825-1911) the eminent Yorkshire antiquarian and author of “Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire”. We shall consider how the Mortimer legacy is being carried forward into the 21st century. Speakers will discuss a broad range of topics across current and future research in the archaeology of Eastern Yorkshire including landscape studies, settlement patterns, geophysical prospection, aerial photography, excavation, isotopic analysis and artefact studies. The day will take place at Driffield School in Mortimer’s home town of Driffield, East Yorkshire on Saturday 17 September 2011. Tickets are £10 each and are available by downloading, completing and returning the booking form at http://mortimer2011.cba-yorkshire.org.uk/ . Driffield is on the Hull to Bridlington/Scarborough railway line with direct services available from Sheffield and Doncaster, and connections from Leeds and York. It is also on the Hull to Bridlington/Scarborough and Pocklington to Bridlington bus routes with connections from York. The school is a 15 minute/ ¾ mile walk from the railway station & bus stops. The day school is being organised with the support of East Riding Archaeological Research Trust, and in association with the East Riding Archaeological Society and Yorkshire Archaeological Society Please forward this notice to any friends and colleagues who may be interested. Provisional Programme Alison Sheridan, Head of Early Prehistory, National Museums of Scotland Twenty Years Research into Jet and Jet-like Artefacts from the Neolithic and the Bronze Age of Britain and Ireland Bryan Sitch, Curator of Archaeology at Manchester Museum 'Forty Years' Curating: Thomas Sheppard and the Mortimer Legacy Nicky Milner, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of York Star Carr: and Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of eastern Yorkshire Alex Gibson, Reader in British Prehistory, University of Bradford Creating a C14 Chronology Janet Montgomery Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and/or Amanda Jay. Research Associate, Durham University Isotope Analysis of Human and Animal Bones Peter Halkon, Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Hull The Prehistoric and Roman Landscapes: The Foulness Valley and Beyond John Dent, Principal Officer (Archaeology), Scottish Borders Council The Ceremonial Monuments of Wetwang Slack Dominic Powlesland, Director, The Landscape Research Centre The Archaeological Landscape of Eastern Yorkshire: The Early and Later Middle Ages Dave Evans, Archaeology Manager, Humber Archaeology Partnership Developing the Archaeology of Towns John Cruse, Co-ordinator, Yorkshire Quern Survey The Quern Survey A speaker from Northern Archaeological Associates The Archaeology of the East Coast Water Pipeline Vin Davis, Implement Petrology Group Implement Petrology Kurt Hunter-Mann, Field Officer, York Archaeological Trust Anglian Kilham David Bull, Rural Communities Heritage Co-ordinator, East Riding of Yorkshire Council East Yorkshire Heritage at Risk Displays from Southburn Archaeological Museum and others Bookstall from ON Books, Sheffield