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Meetings Programme 2017-18

All meetings are in the Lowndes Room, Chesham Town Hall, Chesham on the third Friday of the month. They begin at 8.00 pm, and are open to both members and non-members. For speaker events, members pay £2 and visitors £4. The Open Evening includes refreshments and is £4 to all attendees.

Friday, 20th October 2017

King of the Birds! Changing Perceptions of Eagles in Britain’s Past   Matilda Holmes, Consultant Archaeozoologist

The changing importance of these fascinating birds, from the symbolic and medicinal to their use for raw materials and representations of social status.

Friday, 17th November 2017

Wulfhere's People   Bob Zeepvat, Bancroft Heritage Services

Wulfhere was Mercia's first Christian king. The talk describes new findings from the excavation of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Wolverton, Milton Keynes, which was once in Mercia.

Friday, 19th January 2018

The Griffin Warrior, Pylos, Greece   Marion Wells, CVAHS

"One of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries in Greece in more than half a century" (Smithsonian.com)

Friday, 16th February 2018

The Home Front in Buckinghamshire in WWI   Anne Marshall, CVAHS

How civilians in Buckinghamshire helped to win the war, featuring the stories of named individuals.

Friday, 16th March 2018

Members Evening

CVAHS members will describe the work and achievements of the society during the past year.

Friday, 20th April 2018

AGM and Chairman's talk (title to be decided) Julian Hunt

 

Archaeology Field Group Programme 2017

The 2017 programme has been delayed by the long process of getting permission to dig at Frith Hill. We hope to resolve this and also identify other sites that will permit surveys and excavations during the Sept to December period. Field Group members will be contacted about dates once a firm programme is in place.

Participants in all digs must be CVAHS members. If you are interested, but not yet a member, please contact CVAHS via this web site to confirm details of how to participate.

On our digs, we welcome people with experience and also novices - training in survey, excavation and recording techniques is given. For those who find digging difficult, there is work to do on post-excavation analysis and recording of finds.

Excavating a medieval ditch at Chesham Bois House
 
Medieval pottery fragments from the ditch and examples of complete pots