Mon, 16 May

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Online AGM

AGM and London Archaeological Forum

As usual, the spring London Archaeological Forum will follow the short AGM on 16th May. We three great speakers for you: Sadie Watson on research from HS2 and Crossrail, Kevin Rielly on animal remains from Carrington Street, Alexis Haslam on a new young adult scheme for Dissecting the Dirt..

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AGM and London Archaeological Forum

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16 May, 18:00

Online AGM

About the event

As usual, the spring London Archaeological Forum will follow the short AGM on 16th May. This year we have a great variety of topics and speakers for you:

Sadie Watson, who has supervised major excavations for MOLA for two decades, will discuss her current project that looks at how public spending on archaeology for major infrastructure projects like HS2 and Crossrail can lead to meaningful and relevant research as well as genuine community participation.

Kevin Rielly, specialist Archaeozoologist at Pre-Construct Archaeology, will be presenting details on two distinct and interesting groups of animal remains from Carrington Street  in Mayfair,  both from the 18th century – a dump of cattle skeletons potentially related to rinderpest pandemics and copious horse bones suggesting detritus from a nearby knackers yard.

Alexis Haslam, Community Archaeologist at Fulham Palace and YAC group leader there, will describe an innovative new ‘Dissecting the Dirt’ scheme for young adults 16-25: this brings more advanced archaeological training and experience – from project management to desk based assessments –designed to develop transferrable skills.

More upcoming events

A number of spring/summer events are currently being arranged.

The first will be a visit to the Bloomberg Mithraeum on Sunday 22nd May, with a walk around the area, led by our LAF speaker Sadie Watson, who was site director for the massive Walbrook excavations.  As usual, Members have priority for booking on the Eventbrite site here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/londons-roman-mithraeum-in-context-with-cba-london-tickets-327986074177

Booking will open in the next few days, and restricted to members only (plus one) for the first week.

Further events in June, July and August will include

»  London’s Roman Amphitheatre

»  Discovering Bermondsey and its riverside

»  Thames foreshore visit with Thames Discovery Programme.

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