Society of Antiquaries of Newcatle Upon Tyne latest newsletter

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne have sent us their latest newsletter (December 2016) in digital form. If you would a copy of the News Bulletin, the formal notice for the January meeting, and the flyers for the Country Meetings in the summer, then please email the KAS Librarian at librarian@kentarchaeology.org, along with your membership number, and she

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Prehistoric Kent

If you have an interest in the prehistoric history of the Kent landscape you may find these publications useful: Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain (Oxford Archaeology) This 2016 publication includes reference to the Medway Palaeolithic Survey and Cuxton. It sets a useful and informative agenda for future palaeolithic work.  It is available free as a pdf download at: https://library.thehumanjourney.net/2795/ The Medway Valley

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The portraits: Elizabeth Golding

Elizabeth Golding Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Roydon of East Peckham and heiress of Roydon, married William Twysden of Chelmington and Wye in 1541, after which they made their home at Elizabeth’s father’s house, which William and Elizabeth then inherited.  Elizabeth’s only surviving son Roger was born in 1542 and after his father’s death in 1549, Elizabeth re-married, staying on at

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Medical Aspects of Medieval Monuments

Monumental Brass Society A general meeting of the Society is being held at St Bartholomew-the-Less, on Saturday 5th November 2016. Programme 2.00pm – Welcome and introductory remarks, Martin Stuchfield, President of the MBS 2.05pm – An Introduction to St Bartholomew-the-Less, a parish Church and hospital chapel. Martin Dudley, Rector of the church. 2.25pm – Gift Giving and the Art of

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The portraits: Roger Twysden

Roger Twysden The son of Elizabeth Roydon and William Twysden of Wye and Chelmington, Roger Twysden (b. 1542 – d.1603) married Anne Wyatt in 1562. He pursued his main interest of developing and maintaining the combined Roydon and Twisden estates alongside his mother, whom he succeeded in 1596.  A  further occupation was the raising and maintaining of a sizeable militia

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Archaeology research seminars: Canterbury Christ Church University

Date and venue Wednesdays 17:30-18:30, Room Ng07. Contact Dr Emilie Sibbesson, Canterbury Christ Church University, Tel: 012276 7700 ext.1670 Programme 9 November: ‘The Art and Soul of Bronze Age Metalworking’ with Sophia Adams (University of Bristol) 30 November: ‘LiDAR, Landscapes and Community Archaeology’ with Andrew Mayfield (Kent County Council) 1 February: ‘Digital Humanities and Geographical Text Analysis: Introducing Computational Approaches for History, Archaeology and

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CBASE annual conference and AGM

Pots, Palaces Parks: Archaeology in the South East AD 1000–1700 2016 Annual Conference and AGM  Saturday 19th November Sevenoaks School (Recital Room), Sevenoaks, Kent Ticket prices:  £16 for members and students / £20 for non-members.   Payment can be made by cheque on by online BACS payment. Prices include refreshments and admittance to the finds displays (further details to follow). Speakers

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