Non DAS Events

EMIAC 98 – 18TH & 19TH CENTURY METAL MINING IN THE PEAK DISTRICT

The East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference is held every six months, organised in turn by a number of county and special interest societies across the counties of  Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

The Spring 2020 conference is hosted by the Peak District Mines Historical Society, and will take place at the Peak District Mining Museum at Matlock Bath on Saturday 2 May.

Lynn Willies: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Lead Mining in the Peak – an overview
John Barnatt: Excavating 18th and 19th Century Steam Engine Houses at Peak District Mines
Adam Russell: Setting the Record Straight – Three Derbyshire case studies for the use of underground exploration in advancing knowledge about mines
Richard Shaw and John Barnatt: Diving to Depth at Deep Ecton Mine – Discoveries made using submersibles to explore the 300m of flooded workings

There will be an afternoon visit to Magpie Mine, probably the best example of a nineteenth century lead mine anywhere in the UK.

CBA EAST MIDLANDS SPRING CONFERENCE

Sunday 5 April in Leicester on the theme “Life and Death in the East Midlands. See the booking form opposite for the full programme.

ARCHAEOLOGY EVENTS AT CRESSWELL CRAGS

Wednesday 18th March: A 21st century ‘Domesday’ Survey – speakers on recording the historic features and wildlife corridors along parish boundaries. There will be an introduction to the project hosted by the Council for British Archaeology and case studies of parish boundaries in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Tuesday 26th May: Plants – Modern and Ancient Uses. Dr Patrick Harding will outline some of the scientific basis. behind the medicinal (and other) uses of plants, whilst Prof Chris Hunt will give a whistle-stop world tour of ancient plant use. The afternoon will comprise a field-foray and lab-based examination of archaeological specimens.

Monday 15th June: Witchmarks. Speakers on the recent discovery of apotrophaic marks (ritual protective marks to ward off evil) in Robin Hood Cave at Creswell Crags, and their use in the wider community in the 16th-19th centuries.

For further information, or to book your place, please register at 01909 720378 or info@cresswell-crags.org.uk .SPRING

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