Derbyshire Archaeology Day

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Sat 13 January 2018

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 9.15am - 5.15pm.

Pre-booking is essential as tickets will not be available on the day of the event.

Derbyshire Archaeology Day supported by the Peak District National Park, Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.

For directions to the Pomegranate Theatre, please click here.

0915 - 0945       Arrival and registration.
Tea and coffee available, for which a charge will be made.

Chair: Steve Baker, Derbyshire County Council

0945 - 1015 A Late Iron Age to Romano-British rural site at Highfields Farm, Findern Paula Whittaker (Wessex Archaeology)

1025 - 1055   Excavation of a late Iron Age production centre at Eckington, Derbyshire: the continuation of native Iron Age smelting practices and ore sources into the Roman period Carl Champness (Oxford Archaeology)

1105 - 1135       Coffee (free of charge)

1135 - 1205       Investigation of a hilltop enclosure at Lea Wood

1215 - 1245       Fire, Ice and People: lead pollution as proxy for societal and economic change from the Peak to the Alps Prof. Chris Loveluck and Dr Hannah O’Regan (Dept of Classics & Archaeology, University of Nottingham)

1300 - 1415      Lunch (not provided)

Chair: Anna Badcock, Peak District National Park Authority

1410 - 1415       A little thanks to Ken and Dave

1415 - 1445       Approaches to medieval Chesterfield: recent sites at West Bars and Old Tupton (Caitlin Halton and Tom Parker Archaeological Research Services)

1450 – 1520    Latest findings from excavations at Castleton Angela Stafford (Castleton Medieval Hospital Project) and Colin Merrony (University of Sheffield)

1525 - 1550       Tea (free of charge)

1550 - 1620       Farmsteads and Landscapes in the Peak District Jeremy Lake (Historic Environment Consultant)

1625 – 1655     Landscape History Research at Ilam Hall, Derbyshire (Simon Chesters-Thompson National Trust)

1700                 Closing remarks

1715                 Depart

Please note that:

  • a hearing loop is fitted in the theatre and portable induction loops enable people to sit anywhere in the auditorium.  If you wish to take advantage of this facility please arrive in good time and ask one of the theatre staff on arrival for a portable induction loop
  • the theatre is generally accessible to those with disabilities and includes an accessible toilet.  Anyone requiring wheelchair access is requested, if possible, to let us know in advance, so that necessary arrangements can be made, and to arrive in good time to enable access to be achieved to everyone’s satisfaction.


Ticket Information

Waged £11, unwaged £8