Current Archaeology Live March 5-7, 2021

Current Archaeology publishers have an upcoming event – Current Archaeology Live! 2021, which will run from 5-7 March. There is an excellent line-up of leading archaeological experts from across the UK to share their latest thinking on all aspects of the past.

In order to make the event as accessible as possible, all the talks have been pre-recorded and then uploaded to the Current Archaeology YouTube channel for you to enjoy at your leisure during the conference weekend. To join in go directly to YouTube at The videos will all be available for at least a week, so you can watch them in whatever order you prefer, at your convenience, with no concerns about sticking to a prescribed timetable.

For more details click here to go to the Current Archaeology website.

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Cobham online chat

The Cobham project online talk, held recently, is now available to watch online –

Resources mentioned in the talk incude:

Medway archives –

The Kent LiDAR portal is online here (you need to register) –

The British Library map portal is here (zoom in to your area of interest and click on the British Library tab- bottom right) –

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S.W.A.G. Logo Competition

After the brilliant success of our Cobham Landscape Detectives logo (below), brought to life by Pauline to adorn our Cobham T-shirts, it has been suggested that we need one for the Shorne Woods Archaeology Group.

And so to keep us all amused as we sit through hopefully the last month of lockdown I am opening up the Great Shorne Woods Archaeology Group logo competition!

This is open to everyone! Please send in your ideas and we will create a logo for the future…let’s face it we haven’t had a new t-shirt in a while.

Don’t feel you need to design it digitally, it can be a drawing sent through as a photo…we can then workout how to turn it into a print logo…

Crossed trowels? Trees and a medieval manor? A Mesolithic flint? Footsteps in a wood…an open test pit? What says SWAG to you?

(ANY entry that mentions lost hobnails or demolished walls will be immediately disqualified!)


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Online events from the Kent Archaeological Society

KAS is organising a series of montly talks by Trustees and committee members. The next of these will be presented by Dr Sheila Sweetingburgh on Tuesday 9th March at 19:30, on the Faversham painted pillar.

This will be followed up with a series of monthly talks including:

  • Underground Kent – Kent’s hidden heritage
  • Lees Court Estate – the story so far and what’s next
  • The KAS archaeological collections – highlights from the curator
  • Mapping our heritage – how sophisticated mapping tools are being used to record and understand our heritage
  • Our Neighbours in Empire: a tour of Belgium and the Netherlands in the Roman era

For more details go to the KAS website –

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Monumental Brasses of Cobham Church

The Library of the Kent Archaeological Society has in its archives, manuscripts belonging to Harry Taswell Belcher, a former member of the KAS who had a strong interest in monumental brasses. His hand written booklet of the inscriptions at the Cobham church is now available to view.

Image courtesy of the KAS

Click here to be taken to the catalogue record. Click on the ‘linked media’ icon and then the title of the booklet to bring up the pdf, which includes genealogical notes about some of the individuals listed.

Monumental brass of Lady Cobham, drawn in an unknown hand, courtesy of the KAS.

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