EXCAVATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR ERAS MEMBERS AT SOUTH BLOCKHOUSE PROJECT, HULL

Many of you may already be following the latest excavations at the South Blockhouse in Hull. The South Blockhouse was built on the orders of Henry VIII and was the southernmost fortress in a range of military buildings protecting Hull from foreign invasion. It has a fascinating history including housing of Catholic prisoners in the 16th and 17th centuries - and used again as a prison into the 19th century. It was finally demolished in 1864 to make way for the building of the docks. Humber Field Archaeology (HFA), with funding from Highways England, excavated the site in 2019 and managed to establish the depth of the foundations whilst also recovering a second Tudor cannon. Community volunteers were welcomed and enjoyed the opportunity to get hands on with the excavation of such an important site in the history of Kingston upon Hull.
HFA have been commissioned again by Highways England and are excavating for a number of weeks. The exciting news for ERAS members is that we have been invited to take part!! The excavation is free to members and will take place over 2 weeks - Wednesday 31 August to Sunday 4 September and Wednesday 7th to 11 September. We have been offered 6 places per week. This is an amazing opportunity to explore more about Hull's military and maritime heritage whilst learning or brushing up on key archaeological skills.
You must be an ERAS member to take part. If you are interested please email [email protected] to register - and don't hang around these places will fill really quickly and rightly so - it is an incredible opportunity.
ERAS will be posting regular updates about progress as the excavation proceeds but members may wish to follow Humber Field Archaeology's facebook page for hot off the press news. There will also be visitor opportunities - we will of course keep you informed accordingly.

PETUARIA REVISITED

The ever popular Petuaria Revisited excavation project continues this summer and ERAS members have been invited to participate. This ongoing community and wellbeing archaeology charity project is 100% free and will be running from 9th to 23rd July. No prior experience is required as training and equipment will be provided. Please email [email protected] to register interest or get further details. Follow their Facebook page for regular information and updates - or catch up with excavation news from previous years.


FORTHCOMING FIELD STUDIES EVENTS FOR ERAS MEMBERS

Please take a moment to visit our Events page to add some exciting new Field Studies events to your diaries for the coming year - the first of which takes place Wednesday 1 June at our usual location at St Nicholas Community Church Hall, Holmechurch Lane, Beverley at the earlier time of 6.30 pm. Dr Malin Holst has kindly agreed to host an evening talking about and demonstrating elements of her work as an Osteoarchaeologist. We look forward to seeing you there!


LIVE LECTURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HULL TO RECOMMENCE - WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY 2022

TO BE HELD LIVE AT LT1, WILBERFORCE BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF HULL. ALSO SCREENED LIVE DIGITALLY FOR THOSE NOT WISHING TO ATTEND IN PERSON

Our January lecture will take place at 7.30 pm on 19 January 2022 and will be presented by Arran Johnson of York Archaeology (formerly York Archaeological Trust). He will be detailing his work on excavations in Beverley - with the working title 'Hearth and Home: Excavations at Keldgate Manor, Beverley. After a very long break from delivering presentations to a physical audience we are happy that Arran will be the first to present his work and answer questions from our members.  For those unwilling or unable to attend we are happy to announce that the lecture will be live-screened digitally and an email will follow with a link to join the event on the evening. (show less)


NEXT FIELD STUDIES MEETING - WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2022

Just a reminder that our Field Studies Programme does not run in January.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 2 February 2022 - we look forward to seeing you there.



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