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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 email@example.com or phone 01392 433214. If emailing please include a phone number.
Past Events › Seminars
A review of the evidence from the two counties and its differences, including a consideration of the use of tin from Dartmoor.Find out more »
This continues the joint sessions held with the Implement Petrology Group of the South West Museums Federation. Katharine works for the New Forest National Park and is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University.Find out more »
John continues his popular and stimulating seminars on Medieval and later ceramics.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Seminars: Studying lithics, a series of 3 linked 2-hour sessions with Henrietta Quinnell on dates in late Nov to be confirmed.
A series of three linked two hour sessions on dates in late November to be confirmed 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.Find out more »
Seminar: The North Roe Felsite Project, Shetland. New work on axes and other artefacts, with Mic Markham
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.Find out more »
With Henrietta Quinnell. The process of producing a pottery report will be explained using the assemblage from the pits of Butts Road, Ottery St Mary (courtesy of AC Archaeology). An opportunity to get up close with some of the earliest pottery in Britain and learn what it can teach usFind out more »
Seminar: Investigating medieval and early modern Devon: manorial records and the c. 1613 Norden survey of Devon Crown Lands
With David Stone, Frances Billinge and Penny Martin By invitation of the Friends of Devon Archives This will explore the use of medieval manorial records for investigating the local landscape, economy and society, including place names and personal names. Refreshments available, cash contributions on the day For further details and registration, please contact Frances Billinge by email or on 01626 833620Find out more »
with Tim Harrod, formerly of the Soil Survey of England and Wales.. His recently published Soil Survey of Northeast Dartmoor presents important research into Dartmoor’s past. An opportunity to learn more about soils from an expertFind out more »