There are still places on the residential. If we don't get enough members taking part then the whole thing may be cancelled as it won't be financially viable. If you are interested in taking part then please contact Val as soon as possible on the contact details given below. Inviting friends and family who may be interested in coming along is perfectly fine and they will be made most welcome. Full details on the event page.

Val Fairhurst has kindly organised our Summer Residential trip to South Wales. Bookings and deposits need to be made before the end of January so no time for procrastination! Our ERAS trips are always friendly, well-organised and jam-packed with options for sight-seeing experiences. 

Full details of the proposed itinerary, hotel and travel arrangements are available on the event pages - as well as details on how to book your place. So don't delay - book today!!!


ERAS Christmas Party!

Members only event

Please come and join us for our 2017 Christmas Party at the Traveller's Rest in Beverley.

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Fridaythorpe, Fimber, Wetwang Archaeological Project (FFWAP) is a practical archaeology investigation group formed and chaired by Alison Spencer and partnered by the Roman Roads Research Association. Their first excavation, overseen by James Lyall, has just started and runs until 17th September which will be an Open Day.

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As a result of a contact originally made with Kelly Wainwright via ERAS’s membership of the East Riding Cultural Partnership, (ERCP) we were able to test the new resistivity meter at Burton Constable Hall during National Archaeology Fortnight. Kelly arranged for us to put up our gazebo at the front of the house, to display our handling collection of flint tools, animal bone, pottery etc. and to talk to visitors about archaeology. (See photos on back and front covers)  It was a great success and several people signed up as new ERAS members. As always, we found that the animal bone collection was the children’s favourite, followed closely by the flint tools, whilst the pottery dating was the parents’ favourite. 

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A Week in the Life of a Pottery Researcher - Ian Rowlandson

Which types of pottery do you study?

I mostly study Iron Age and Roman pottery but I am often sent mixed groups of ceramics: it is important to be able to recognise ceramics and archaeological finds of all periods. A key skill is to spot what you are confident reporting on and when you need to bring in another specialist with more detailed knowledge.

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