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Seminars are events organised to allow interaction between specialist and audience in an informal atmosphere. Often these include opportunities for handling archaeological material or demonstrations such as flint knapping or the use of prehistoric querns.

Berkeley House Seminars
Seminars are held in the DAS premises at Berkeley House, Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1UZ. Prior booking is essential to ensure numbers appropriate for the topic. There is no charge. Tea and coffee are available for a small contribution. To register email h.quinnell@exeter.ac.uk or phone 01392 433214. If emailing please include a phone number.

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October 2018

Stoneware pottery with John Allan

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley House, Berkeley House, Dix's Field
Exeter, Devon EX1 1UZ United Kingdom

Stoneware is one of the major types of ceramics found on archaeological sites worldwide, and a basic knowledge of the subject is valuable in dating medieval and later sites in Devon, as elsewhere. We will look at the development of stoneware in the Middle Ages and later in Germany and the Low Countries, and the production of stoneware in England from the late 17th century. Sherds of the basic types found on archaeological sites in SW England will be handled.

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November 2018

Scientific techniques for examining peat with Vanessa Straker

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berkeley House, Berkeley House, Dix's Field
Exeter, Devon EX1 1UZ United Kingdom

Postponed because of snow in March. See the January newsletter for full details: topics to be covered include tephra (volcanic glass shards), pollen, insects, macro plant remains and fungal spores.

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Studying lithics a series of three linked two hour sessions with Henrietta Quinnell in late November

November 12 - November 30
Berkeley House, Berkeley House, Dix's Field
Exeter, Devon EX1 1UZ United Kingdom

These will start at a date in late November, either day or evening. Those interested are asked to let Henrietta know times and days that would be convenient.

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January 2019

The North Roe Felsite Project, Shetland. New work on axes and other artefacts, with Mic Markham

January 22, 2019 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Berkeley House, Berkeley House, Dix's Field
Exeter, Devon EX1 1UZ United Kingdom

This continues the joint sessions held with the Implement Petrology Group of the South West Museums Federation. Mik Markham has researched widely into the sourcing of stone axes, especially those in South West Britain. North Roe is unusual in the good survival of the source sites and evidence for manufacture.

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March 2019

Archaeology meets soil science; what can we learn from one another? With Tim Harrod

March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Berkeley House, Berkeley House, Dix's Field
Exeter, Devon EX1 1UZ United Kingdom

March - tbc - with Tim Harrod, formerly of Soil Survey of England and Wales.. His recently published Soil Survey of Northeast Dartmoor presents important research into Dartmoor’s past.

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