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44th Annual Archaeology Forum

Date: Saturday 4 March 2017 Time: 09.55-17.00

Venue: Faraday Lecture Theatre 3 (marked 27a on campus maps), Lancaster University
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The Annual Archaeology Forum, hosted by the Regional Heritage Centre, has been established as a key event in the archaeological calendar of the North of England for many years. We are delighted to bring together a range of familiar names and new voices to report of the range of work being undertaken in professional and community settings.

9.30 - 9.55am    ASSEMBLE in Faraday Lecture Theatre (tea/coffee is not served at beginning of the day – but is available to purchase on campus)

9.55 - 10.00          Welcome and opening remarks

10.00 - 11.30        Ribchester Revisited: inside the north gate. Evidence from the 2015 and 2016 excavations – Dr Duncan Sayer, University of Central Lancashire
                             Flying over the Past: the use of drones and LIDAR in community projects – Louise Martin, Morecambe Bay Partnership + Questions for session

11.30 - 12.00     COFFEE/TEA

12.00 - 1.00          An Update on Furness Abbey – Jeremy Bradley, Oxford Archaeology North + Questions

1.00 - 2.00           LUNCH (optional buffet lunch available to book)*

2.00 - 3.15            High Living: the upland longhouses of the Duddon Valley – Jamie Quartermaine, Oxford Archaeology North and Stephe Cove, Duddon Valley Local History Group
                             Ten Years a FLO: the highlights and pitfalls of recording finds in North West England – Dr Dot Boughton, Finds Liaison Officer, Lancashire and Cumbria, Portable Antiquities Scheme + Questions for session

3.15 - 3.45           TEA/COFFEE

3.45 - 5.00             The Roman Temples Project Maryport: Excavating a cult sanctuary on Rome’s Northern Frontier – Professor Ian Haynes, Newcastle University, and Tony Wilmott, Visiting Fellow, Newcastle University
                             An Edwardian Archaeologist in Urswick: John Dobson and the North Lonsdale Field Club – Dan Elsworth, Green Lane Archaeology + Questions for session

5.00 p.m.             Close of Forum

Fee for this event: £28/£26 for Friends and Patrons of the Centre (fee includes coffee/tea & biscuits)

To book: bookings for this event have now closed. If you have any queries about your booking, or wish to enquire about cancellations, please contact us.

Lunch: * An optional buffet lunch is available at £16 per head: MENU: poached fillet of salmon on a bed of rocket leaves with lemon creme fraiche/platter of sliced ham/Italian vegetable terrine/bread rolls/hot buttered new potatoes/assorted salads/fresh fruit basket/selection of cheese and biscuits/tea, coffee, orange juice.

Alternatively, sandwiches/coffee/tea can be bought on the University campus (either at SPAR supermarket or Gregg's).  Hot and cold snacks and drinks are also available at Café Republic – or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Getting here: the University campus is well-served by public transport, especially from Lancaster City Centre. Free parking is avaliable on campus on Saturdays. You can find information on travel and parking here.

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