Events and Downloads

June 2017 – Woodland Archaeology Festival at Hardcastle Crags included an excavation, charcoal making, prehistoric pottery production, wood craft and iron smelting


9th/10th December – GIS Workshop

Over the course of the weekend we will be leading a GIS workshops during which you will be taught and gain experience in the use of OpenSource software QGIS.  GIS or Geographical Information Systems are a tool employed by archaeologist to create maps, analysis survey data and to visualise historic maps and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) tiles (to name but a few uses) as part of an investigation into a site or landscape.

This workshop will introduce you to the use of QGIS a free online software as well as where to find freely available mapping data including LiDAR.

Download a copy of the poster HERE

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Winter 2017-2018 Archaeological Woodland Surveys

After a successful first year in which seventeen woodlands were investigated compiling a record of over 700 newly identified archaeological features, it is time to investigate a few more!  Learn about how to identify woodland archaeology and join us at the following woodlands:

  • Dixon Scar Wood, Sowerby Bridge            –  14th-15th December
  • Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge              –  8th-12th January
  • Shipley Glen, Shipley                                   –  15th-19th January
  • Scammondon Reservoir, Huddersfield     –  26th-28th January
  • Ballroyd Clough, Huddersfield                   –  7th-8th February
  • Mellor Wood, Lumb                                      – 9th February
  • Roddlesworth Reservoir, Tockholes          –  12th-14th February
  • Skipton Castle Woods, Skipton                  –  17th-20th February
  • Towneley Park Wood, Burnley                    –  27th February-1st March
  • Jowkin Wood, Rochdale                                –  4th-7th March
  • Long Wood, Halifax                                       –  12th-13th March
  • Middleton Woods, Ilkley                              –  17th-20th March

No experience is necessary, the events are FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY.  For more information contact: