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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
23 Events listed. Last updated on: 20/09/2014
 DATE ACTIVITY DETAILS CONTACT WHERE
 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 Hotel 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
 20th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th September Geophys Grinton we propose to geophys the probable deserted medieval settlement site at Grinton starting on Saturday 20th September and continuing on Monday 22nd and possibly Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th, depending on how long it takes to cover the fields to the East of the Grinton - Leyburn Rd. Our aim is not only to do the survey but to provide some hands-on experience of using the equipment so that we can expand the current team of people able to carry out geophysical surveying. If you would like to join in then please let me know which of the four days you can make.  Alan Mills (01748 884938) or bigdig@swaag.org Grinton, details to follow
 6th October, 2014 Geology and Archaeology Walk (Members only) John Russell and Tim Laurie invite members to join them on a walk in the Austwick area. Visit Arcow Quarry to see the rocks in the correct sequence, and climb Nappa Scar to see the Norber Glacial Erratics, field systems and cairns. After lunch (pub or own arrangements) visit Austwick -vernacular buildings and possible 16thC Austwick Hall. Walk is limited to 20 but if it is oversubscribed, John will run the trip again. John Russell Tel: 01748 886178 Meet at 10 am at Helwith Bridge which is on the B6749.
 14th October, 2014 Evening Meeting Join us of an informal evening. Suggestions for the evening are invited David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Hotel Reeth, 7pm
 16th October, 2014 Tim's Walks (Members only) Reeth Low Moor. Skelgate. Riddings Rig, Black Hill. Return via Castle Farm and Arkle Beck David Brooks, david@swaag.org Swaledale. Reeth Market Place. 10am
 6th November, 2014 Tim's Walks (Members only) Calver North Slope, Cringley Hill, Fore Gill Gate Healaugh Crag. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Arkengarthdale. Car Parking Area on roadside at Raw Bank, NZ011015, 10.00am
 11th November, 2014 Evening Meeting Join us of an informal evening. Suggestions for the evening are invited David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Hotel 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
 1st December, 2014 Tim's Walks (Members only)  Note this is a Monday Walk Gayles Moor, Castle Steads Promontory Fort and Sturdy House Springs Burnt Mounds,Washton. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Teesdale. Meet at Feldom Range Offices, Feldom Gate NZ127 030, 10am Subject to MOD Access.
 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. Jabz Cave - Ric will update us on his on his research in to this landmark. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Hotel Reeth, 7pm
 1st January 2015 (TBC) Tim's Walks (Members only) Horse Pasture Wood, (subject to access permission), Doll Gill Plantation, Birks End and return by Low Lane to Low Whita. A rich archaeological landscape full of interest. This walk is subject to confirmation. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Swaledale. Meet at Scabba Wath, Low Whita Roadside Parking at SE006984, 10am
 22 January 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only) Carperby Moor. A rich landscape of sites of all periods. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Wensleydale. Meet at Carperby Village Hall, 10am
 5th February, 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only) Settlement and field system above Great Rowleth Wood. Prehistoric sites on Low Row pasture. Linear settlement of long houses above Lodge Green- Gunnar’s Saetre perhaps? David Brooks, david@swaag.org Swaledale. Park and meet at Gunnerside, 10am
 5th March, 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only) Walk through Clapgate Gill to visit the Deserted medieval Settlment at Low Feldom. Returning through Marske Beck via Cordilleras and preconquest settlement below Dicky Edge David Brooks, david@swaag.org Swaledale. Meet at Marske, 10am
 9th April, 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only) Drive then to park on the roadside near Whitrow Farm and walk to the recently recognised high level prehistoric settlement on Harland Hill. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Wensleydale. Meet at West Burton Village Green. 10am
 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