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Viewing swaag.org website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA
SWAAG Activities
Enquires: Use the contact details in the table below if present, or the Contact page or email info@swaag.org.
More information of SWAAG excavations can be read here.       
The Swaledale Big Dig events can be read here
15 Events listed. Last updated on: 18/08/2014
 DATE ACTIVITY DETAILS CONTACT WHERE
 29th August 2014 Big Dig Project Walk (P) - Explore Grinton's Mining Heritage As part of the Big Dig Project we invite you to join us in a walk exploring aspects of the historic mining landscape in the Grinton Moor area including medieval bales, hushes, levels, the well preserved smelt mill and its flue. A leisurely walk of approximately 4 miles; allow 3 hours. Participants should bring drinks and snacks, wear suitably stout footwear and carry clothing to suit all weathers. Free. No dogs please. Alan Mills (01748 884938) or info@swaag.org 10am in the layby at NGR SE04895 96872 to the east of the narrow bridge over Cogden Beck on the Grinton/Leyburn Road
 1st September Lead Mining Walk By courtesy of the Gunnerside Estate we have been granted permission to visit the Beldi Low Level Dressing floor. This is a well preserved site and is scheduled. The walk is restricted to SWAAG members. Please do not bring dogs David Brooks, david@swaag.org Meet 10am Keld car park
 4th and 18th September 2014 INTERPRETING AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIDAR IMAGES a short 2-part course led by ROBERT WHITE Senior Conservation Officer, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Aerial photography and Lidar (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidar) play an important role in identifying and interpreting archaeological sites. As part of The Big Dig we are able to offer a short course on the application in archaeology of these two technologies. The course is free, more details at www.swaag.org bigdig@swaag.org or Alan on 01748 884938 Reeth Memorial Hall, 7pm to 9pm
 9th September Evening Meeting Big Dig Project. ROMAN ROADS IN YORKSHIRE AND WHERE WE GO FROM HERE; a talk by MIKE HAKEN Mike will give an overview of our understanding of Roman roads in Yorkshire, in the context of the wider Roman road network. Focussing mainly on the North West of Yorkshire and the Dales, and summarising recent research and excavation, he will draw comparisons between what most archaeologists and Romanists think we know about the road network, what we know for certain, and what may possibly have once existed. He will conclude by suggesting specific areas of research and fieldwork which may help to reconcile those differences and further our understanding. Mike Haken is the webmaster of the Roman Antiquities Section (Yorkshire Archaeological Society) and Editor of their eNewsletter, Roman Yorkshire. The evening is open to all and there is no charge. Note that the meeting will be held in the large downstairs room at the Buck. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Inn Reeth, 7pm
 18th September, 2014 INTERPRETING AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIDAR IMAGES  Second part of a course led by ROBERT WHITE Senior Conservation Officer, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Aerial photography and Lidar (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidar) play an important role in identifying and interpreting archaeological sites. As part of The Big Dig we are able to offer a short course on the application in archaeology of these two technologies. The course is free, more details at www.swaag.org bigdig@swaag.org or Alan on 01748 884938 Reeth Memorial Hall, 7pm to 9pm
 17th September Museum Talk ‘What’s this Dad?’ How new materials change clinical practice in the veterinary world - a look at some of the contents of the veterinary’s tool-kit’. Paul Roger, Dip.ECSRHM, Dip. ECAWBM swaledale Museum 01748 884118 or museum.swaledale@btinternet.com Swaledale Museum 7.30pm
 14th October, 2014 Evening Meeting Join us of an informal evening. Suggestions for the evening are invited David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Inn Reeth, 7pm
 11th November, 2014 Evening Meeting Join us of an informal evening. Suggestions for the evening are invited David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Inn Reeth, 7pm
 28th November 2014 Big Dig- The 2014 Season, What have we learnt? An open event for everyone to join with us and explore the results and conclusions from our first year's work on the Big Dig Project. There will be short presentations, opportunities to ask questions and see displays showing what we have done. The event will be held in the Reeth Memorial Hall from 7pm to 9.30pm  bigdig@swaag.org Reeth Memorial Hall, 7pm to 9.30pm
 29th November, 2014  Big Dig- The 2014 Season, What have we learnt? An open event for everyone to join with us and explore the results and conclusions from our first year's work on the Big Dig Project. There will be opportunities to view the finds we have made, to learn what they might mean and to see displays showing what we have done over the past months and what we plan to do during the 2015 season. Members of SWAAG will be on hand to answer your questions. The event will beheld in the Reeth Memorial Hall from 10am to 4pm  bigdig@swaag.org Reeth Memorial Hall, 10.00am to 4.00pm
 5th December, 2014 SWAAG Christmas Dinner We will hold the SWAAG Christmas dinner on Friday 5 December (drinks from 7 p.m.) at The Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth. The Burgoyne have kindly agreed to keep the price for a 3-course meal to £23, as last year. Drinks charged separately. All members and their spouses/partners/loved ones/other euphemisms are welcome. Please let Shirley Gale know if you can make it (bobnshirley@swaledale.org or 01748-884779). Sooner would be good so that we can book up as much of the dining room as possible. Menus will circulate in early autumn.  Shirley as above Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth
 9th December 2014 Evening Meeting Join us of an informal evening. Suggestions for the evening are invited David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Inn Reeth, 7pm
 16th and 17th May 2015 Big Dig Test Pit digging. This is a date for your diary. Details will be announced nearer the time. bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 20th and 21st June 2015 Big Dig  Test Pit digging. This is a date for your diary. Details will be announced nearer the time. bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 18th and 19th July 2015 Big Dig  Test Pit digging. This is a date for your diary. Details will be announced nearer the time. bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged