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 www.youtube.com/c/CurrentArchaeology. 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.
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!)
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
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.