Over 50 years of active archaeology in West Yorkshire
The Society actively studies, explores and records the archaeology of the Huddersfield area. It has been doing so since 1956, covering prehistory, the Roman and mediaeval periods and the archaeology of the recent past.
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A Winter Lecture Series is held, usually, on the first Friday of each month from October to March, attracting speakers from the top-rank of professional archaeologists and researchers. The illustrated talks are usually held in the Heritage Quay at the University of Huddersfield; non-members are welcome.
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The Society publishes occasional books and reports on work done and a regular Newsletter is issued free to members.
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As well as research and excavation work, the Society organises excursions and social activities. It has a library of specialist books and an extensive archive of the Society’s archaeological activities over the past 50 years. New members are encouraged to be involved in all the Society’s activities; including exploration and excavations.
NEW ! NEW ! NEW !
HDAS EXCAVATIONS AT SLACK
David Cockman's informative and comprehesive review of excavations at Slack Roman fort over many years and how HDAS has been uncovering surprising new evidence.
Click below for the link to the 'You Tube' video -
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BY DAVID COCKMAN
HDAS MEMBER DAVID COCKMAN IS A PROLIFIC WRITER AND AN AVID COMPILER OF POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS ON MANY ASPECTS OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY.
HE PRESENTS HIS VERY INTERESTING AND SOMETIMES QUIRKY LECTURES TO CLUBS AND SOCIETIES OVER LARGE AREAS OF WEST YORKSHIRE AND LANCASHIRE.
THESE 'OCCASIONAL' JOTTINGS ALSO INCLUDE PERSONAL REMINISCENCE AND COMMENT ON CURRENT EVENTS.
THEY HAVE PROVED VERY POPULAR WITH MEMBERS AND MANY HAVE REQUESTED THAT RECENT JOTTINGS BE KEPT ON THIS SITE TO GIVE MORE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO ENJOY THEM.
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
GREAT MANURE CRISIS
TIME AND THE MODEL T
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH?
SET IN CONCRETE
GOOD OLD KAISER BILL
A BIT OF A TEASER
(CARR DIKE, IRNHAM AND THE LUTTRELL PSALTER)
SUNT LACRIMAE RERUM
ARCHAEOLOGY - BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT
LEND ME YOUR EARS
MOZART AMONG THE RUINS