What’s On

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The Project Wildscape team is always out and about in the local area. Below you’ll find a list of current events and things that we have done in the past.

UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY 2019

1st-4th July | Palaeofest: details to follow

MAY 2019

19th |Identifying Plants of the Past; a citizen science workshop

 Venue – Humberhead Peatlands NNR, The Education Centre, Hatfield Moors, 11:00-2:00

PAST EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2019

8th|Visiting Specialist Talk: Climate Change and the Humberhead Levels
By Dr Nicki Whitehouse
Venue – Trinity Academy, Thorne

8th |Evening Talk: ‘Historical perspectives of Thorne & Hatfield Moors’
presented by Dr Nicki Whitehouse

Venue – Belton Visitors Centre, Belton 6pm

10th |Climate Change workshop with Dr Nicki Whitehouse & Dr Chris Skinner
Venue: Water’s Edge Visitor Centre, Barton-on-Humber

JANUARY 2019
23rd-24th |
Science & Technology Showcase
Venue – University of Plymouth

DECEMBER 2018
9th |
Identifying the plants of the past: A citizen science workshop
Venue – Humberhead Peatlands NNR, The Education Centre, Hatfield Moors

OCTOBER 2018 
| ‘Tracks to the past’ Neolithic trackway launch event.
Venue – Hatfield Moors Education Centre, Hatfield

AUGUST 2018 
21st | Reconstructing the Wildscape: Geoarchaeology outreach event.
Venue – The Old Rectory, Epworth 11am-4pm
21st | Evening Talk: ‘Project Wildscape’ presented by Dr Nicki Whitehouse.
Venue: The Old Rectory, Epworth

22nd |Guided field visit to Hatfield Moors for the “Palaeoecology in the British
Ecological Society” Venue – Hatfield Moors.
| Geoarchaeology Training: Coring – The Old Torne

JULY 2018 
1st | Reconstructing the Wildscape: Geoarchaeology outreach event.
Water’s Edge Visitors Centre, Barton on Humber. 10am – 4pm 
2nd – 6th |Project Wildscape Fieldwork:
Exploring the archaeology in & around the Isle of Axholme
24th – 27th | Geoarchaeology Training: Coring – The Old Idle

JUNE 2018
18th  – 21st | Geoarchaeology Training: Coring – Thorne Mere & The Midlings

MAY 2018
1st – 3rd | Geoarchaeology Training: Coring – Thorne Community woods
17th – 18th |Geoarchaeology Training: Coring – The Midlings

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The Project Wildscape Team exploring Hatfield Moors. Photo Credit: Nicki Whitehouse

Geoarchaeology Training: Coring
The wildscape team will be undertaking coring activities and training to map the historic and prehistoric water courses in the isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase areas. Volunteers will be introduced to a variety of coring methods along a with of other key skills such as logging, GPS Navigation and sample collection.

Reconstructing the Wildscape: Geoarchaeology outreach event
The project wildscape team will be running a number of talks throughout the day as well as demonstrating different aspects of geoarchaeology, from sample collection (where things get quite muddy!) to analysing pollen grains under the microscope and looking at finds from archaeological digs. There will be a chance to speak to the researchers involved in the project and ask questions and to interact and see all the different stages of research the project which is taking place in the local area.

Project Wildscape Fieldwork: Exploring the archaeology in & around the Isle of Axholme
The wildscape team will be investigating sites near to the Isle of Axholme in search of Historic and prehistoric settlements. This will include surveying site with drones  and fieldwalking.

Guided field visit to Hatfield Moors for the “Palaeoecology in the British Ecological Society”
The wildscape team will be hosting researchers from the UK and international institutions on a guided walk of Hatfield Moors to highlight the research that has been happening in this area.

‘Tracks to the past’ Neolithic trackway launch event
This event will celebrate the start of the trackway project which will aim to reconstruct a section of a Neolithic trackway. The original trackway was excavated by members of the wildscape project team in 2004 then re-covered for preservation purposes. Over the next year the trackway team will experiment with Neolithic technologies (stone tools) and building materials to re-create a section of the original structure. The launch event will highlight the original excavation and the landscape in the Neolithic through talks and displays.

Identifying the plants of the past: A citizen science workshop
This taster workshop is an opportunity to learn how researchers study past landscapes, how they find out what they looked like and what people were doing in them.

 

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