2016 Lecture Programme now available

Download our 2016 Lecture programme here. Places are available but book early to avoid dissapointment!

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Our monthly course this year starts on Monday 14 March. We are just finalising details of the last two lectures, but here’s a taste of what we’re offering this year:

  • Spread of Christianity into Kent
  • Lord of the Manor Ceremonial Landscape
  • Archaeology of the North Sea Lands
  • Saxon Shoreline

to name but a few of the topics. 

If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, or for further details as soon as they are available, contact us on here, or email us at mail@iotas.org.uk Our courses fill up fast, so don’t be disappointed!

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IOTAS has a wide selection of Current Archaeology, World Archaeology and Ancient Egypt magazines for sale, as well as a number of books on Archaeology which may interest you. If you are interested, please message us via this page or contact us on mail@iotas.org.uk, let us know where your interests lie, and we’ll give you full details of what we have available.

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Lidar Map of England

A new link has been added to our links page, a Lidar map of England. Lidar is one of the newest scanning techniques used by archaeologists. An article from the Guardian helps to explain why Lidar is such a useful tool.

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Programme of Events 2016

Our events, (talks and outings) for 2016 can now be viewed on our What’s On page! Some details remain to be worked out but we will update the page frequently so please keep checking back.

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Change in Scheduled Talks

Members should note that there is a change to the Programme. On 30th November, we now have a Talk by Simon Gerrard entitled “A Saxon Chapel in Ellington?”. Simon has done a lot of research into this, and it should prove to be an interesting talk on a subject of local interest. It is our last talk before the Christmas break, so please come along. As usual, the Talk is free to members. Admission charge for non members is £2.

This coming Monday evening, 23rd November, pottery expert Nigel MacPherson Grant will be coming to to Crampton to continue going through the finds from the Tivoli Roman site. All members are welcome to come along.

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New Link Added – England’s Places

One of the most well-known collections in the Historic England Archive, the Architectural Red Box Collection, has now been scanned and made available online. The collection consists of over 600,000 photographic prints taken of cities, towns and villages around England, attached to cards housed in red boxes. You can now browse this fantastic collection on the England’s Places website!

If you don’t have time to have a look now fear not, we’ve added the link to our ‘Useful links’ page.

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Ramsgate Tunnel Tour – 5th October

This coming Monday, 5th October we have our tour of the Ramsgate Tunnels. This is a private tour of the Tunnels, which are not normally open on a Monday, for society members. The cost is £7.50 p.p. payable on the night. Please email us for more information.

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Antoinette Powell Cotton

On Monday, 28th September, we had an interesting Talk at Crampton by Hazel Basford, archivist at the Powell Cotton Museum, Quex, Birchington. Her subject was Antoinette Powell Cotton who, inspired by the findings of a 14 year old schoolboy of a Bronze Age hoard at Minnis Bay, continued the archaeological work in that area. She was by all accounts a remarkable woman.

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Interested in taking part in some practical archaeology?

There is a project just about to start in Thanet to find the site of a Camp from the first Roman invasion of Britain. The aims of the project, what it involves, and how IOTAS members can be involved will be outlined by Andrew Mayfield, Community Archaeology Liaison Officer for Kent, at a meeting for members at Crampton next Monday evening from 6.30 p.m. IOTAS understands that the project will involved aspects of hands on archaeology such as geophysing, surveying and fieldworking. To find out more about this project and how you can get involved, even if just for a day or two or just to find out what will be happening, come along next Monday, 7th September. This is a great opportunity for IOTAS members to get involved in some practical archaeology.

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