u3a research database

Projects with topic Archaeology

There are now 31 projects under the topic Archaeology.

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98Locating, cataloguing and photographing artefacts from past digs at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust site at Greystones Farm, Bourton-on-the-Water, that are held in various museums around the country
223Repack artefacts from excavation for Limehouse Link Project 1989
224Working on finds archive for Mansell St, one of the Eastern Roman Cemetery sites, London
225Work on findings at Shoreditch Park, London relating to WW2 bomb damage with background history of the area
226Looking at a wide range of archaeological materials and object types from various sites in London
227Volunteers were asked to make something about people behind the archaeology
228Training project on archaeology - 3 wks on collections care, 3 wks on public presentation techniques, final weeks engaging with public
229Training project on archaeology - 3 wks on collections care, 3 wks on public presentation techniques, final weeks engaging with public
230Training project on archaeology - 3 wks on collections care, 3 wks on public presentation techniques, final weeks engaging with public
231Training project on archaeology - 5 wks on collections care & public presentation techniques, 5 weeks engaging with public
248Pioneering women in archaeology: lives of Amelia Edwards & Margaret Murray
289Digging test pits at Flambards Manor, Cambs under supervision of Dr.Carenza Lewis of Cambridge University
355Sorting archaeology items, Salisbury
357Development of archaeological collections, Salisbury
393History of Lytes Cary house & gardens, estate and families who owned it
405Archaeology project - under discussion end of 2013
215Saltash U3A's Geology group worked with local organisations on the Mapping the Sun project to locate and research a fourth stone circle near the existing three, known as The Hurlers. The circles are thought to be neolithic.
211East Lothian's archaeology, history and genealogy groups studied the ruined Yester Castle, near Gifford. The study of the condition of the surviving parts of the castle and the threats to their preservation was passed to Historic Scotland.
521Investigation of a family burial chapel at Yester, near Gifford
522East Lothian's archaeology group were involved in a dig at the site of a building on the Green at Dirleton
545An excavation searching for a possible Roman town at Sorviodunum. Findings included 1st century pottery, traces of a Roman road and the wall and floor of a structure, probably a house.
593Research by the Radcliffe U3A Archaeology group, including five test pits, a parish hedgerow survey and the historic layout of gardens and orchards.
594The Local History and Archaeology group of Wigtownshire U3A has been involved in projects led by various universities, including geo-physics investigations and the excavation of a crannog.
595The Roman Project group at Burton on Trent U3A has investigated a stretch of Roman road running from Gloucester to Derby which goes through Burton. The members were able to confirm through excavation that a raised area known as an agger was a Roman road.
598Halstead U3A's 21st Century group tries to preserve the past for the future. They are working to conserve air raid shelters erected by Courtaulds for their workers.
520The Thames Discovery Programme is a community archaeology project, training and supporting volunteers to record and monitor archaeology on the Thames foreshore. A recent grant from the City Bridge Trust is for a new project to engage older Londoners, particularly people aged over 75, in the archaeology of the Thames foreshore.
766This is an SLP working with St. Nicholas' Cathedral Community History Project and the cathedral's archaeologist and the Sacred Learning Project. Their work is centred around researching some cathedral floor gravestones. Work began in April 2018. THank you
984Members of Reading U3A worked with the Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group which has restored a water wheel at a silk mill and a horse wheel at a National Trust property, among other projects
985The 'Ologies Group of Forest of Dean U3A worked with the Dean Archaeological Group to investigate a variety of projects. So far these have included field name studies, Iron Age sites, deserted settlements and they were asked by the county's Sites & Monuments to look at early castles in the Forest of Dean.
986Plymouth U3A's Discovery Group explores topics with a historical interest and the current project is 'Forts and Defences of the South West'. Members spend their meetings on site visits, some of which are ruins, overgrown or on private land. They have already gained knowledge of military architecture and a better understanding of the problems of defending our southern shore.
1063Since completing our first major project at Southminster Hall uncovering a previously unknown early medieval stone ‘palace’ built for the Bishops of London, Burnham's Archaeology Group has moved on. Over the winter we were asked by the Heritage and Conservation specialist at Maldon District Council to look for one of the vanished Elizabethan ranges at Creeksea Place, we found the walls and were able to record our findings in the professional way we’ve been trained. We’re going back in the Autumn to look for the staircase!