Wednesday 12 January 2022

New Lancashire Archaeological Society Programme


Category: News
Posted by: Mike Millward


LAS has a new series of talks ( starting at 7.30 pm) plus  our  new address for our meetings which are now held at  St Margaret’s Church Hall, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3ZU., but in some cases, they will be held on Zoom. Please check the website or Facebook pages.

New members warmly welcomed.


   The programme is as follows:

February 18th 2022.  Life and Death in the Early Mediaeval  Period, The  Bamburgh Research Project.  Graeme Young, Director of the Bamburgh Research Project. Held on Zoom.

Friday 18th  March 2022. The Religious Landscapes of Hadrian’s Wall. Dr Eleri Cousins, Lecturer in Roman History at Lancaster University.

Friday 22nd April 2022.  Archaeology, Antiquarians and Anchorites: A New Methodology for Studying Anchorism. Dr Victoria Yuskaitis, Academic Skills Officer, University of Southampton.  Held on Zoom.

Friday 21st October 2022. Windy Harbour.  Mr.  Fraser Brown, Senior Project Officer at  Oxford Archaeology North.

Friday November 18th 2022. Recent Excavations in the  Wyre Area.Mr. David Hampson,  Secretary, Wyre Archaeology Group


We also have a new conference planned.

 Lancashire Archaeological Society is delighted to offer our first ever mini conference on Sickness, Disease and Death,  Saturday 12th February 2022, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm. Tickets £12.

Sickness, Disease and Death holds a fascination for many archaeologists and historians as a primary source of evidence about the lives of  past populations. This  mini conference will present new research happening in our region.

First, we have Professor Geoff Timmins (UCLAN) speaking about Investigating sickness, disease and death: the local historian at work. Geoff will cover the lure of the physical evidence – local gravestone and monument inscriptions,  the public health dimension: identifying and explaining local population crises.

He is followed by a speaker from Norton Priory Museum in Cheshire. Norton has an important  collection of skeletal remains from  patrons and monks and the talk will focus on new research into diseases and diet of the inhabitants.

And finally, we have Suzanne McGalliard, from Headland Archaeology, on the post excavation skeletal analysis completed on St Peter’s Burial Ground, Blackburn. Before working at Headland Archaeology, Sue worked in Western Australia with Aboriginal communities and the mining sector, undertook the exhumation and analysis of the first Archbishop of Perth and is working on the HS2 project.

Tickets are available at:


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