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 email@example.com, let us know where your interests lie, and we’ll give you full details of what we have available.
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.
Our events, (talks and outings) for 2016 can now be viewed on our What’s On page – soon to be updated with our Programme of Events for 2017!
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.
Several IOTAS members took part in a dig in October 2016 to find the site of a Camp from the first Roman invasion of Britain. Andrew Mayfield, Community Archaeology Liaison Officer for Kent was leading this dig, which followed some promising geophysing in 2015.
‘Two slots were dug through the ditch and heroically excavated down to natural. We also identified at least one phase of trackway and an entrance. Not to mention a series of features ?cut? by the ditches…
We recovered some excellent dating evidence in the form of pottery, metalwork, animal and human bone.’
There’s a possibility more work will take place on this site next year – WATCH THIS SPACE!
IOTAS has been investigating Holmes Park, on the Chessboard Estate in Broadstairs. This park was named after George Augustus Holmes, who gave the land to Broadstairs and St. Peter’s UDC in 1944 in his will. We are interested in finding out as much as possible about this generous man, and are appealing for any information any local residents may have about him. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do have any information. Many thanks!!
Our Programme for the year has now finished, but will continue in 2017 with talks, visits and social events such as a Wine & Wisdom Evening. We are also planning a NEW COURSE starting in March 2017. For more information, please see the Whats On page.
An excavation of the St Peter’s Anglo-Saxon cemetery was carried out from 1969 – 1971 under the direction of Cecil Hogarth, assisted by pupils from Chatham House and Clarendon House grammar schools.
We would like to invite volunteers who took part in this excavation to share their experiences or to come and learn about recent research.
Do you know anyone who took part in the excavation in the 1960’s?
Please get in touch with either the society or The Trust for Thanet Archaeology.
A report on this important excavation is to be published by two archaeologists from Cambridge University and will be featured in a seminar and a convention planned for the autumn this year.
We would also like to invite anyone interested to come along to the special talk planned for October this year so watch this space for further news.
A new article about the Society’s ownership of the Stirling Castle shipwreck is now available.