30 Jan 2016 Map Regression Workshop: Old maps and LiDAR of Thynghowe landscape
Sherwood Pines - 10am to 2pm - By comparing maps from the past five centuries with the latest LiDAR data we will investigate how the landscape surrounding Thynghowe has evolved. Session led by The Friends of Thynghowe.
13 Feb 2016 Walk around the landscape surrounding Thynghowe
Walk around the landscape surrounding Thynghowe - Birklands Forest - 10am to 2pm - Following the Map Regression Workshop we will place Thynghowe in its landscape context whist wandered around the Forest relating features on the ground to the maps and LiDAR. Session led by The Friends of Thynghowe
27 Feb 2016 Archaeology Workshop 1: About Thynghowe and planning the archaeological investigation
Archaeology Workshop 1 - Sherwood Pines - 10am to 2pm -This session will summarise the previous research into the origins of Thynghowe, proving the context for the planned excavation. The objectives for our investigation will be outlined along with the stages. Session led by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC
12 Mar 2016 Archaeology Workshop 2: The skills needed to take part in an archaeological excavation
Archaeology Workshop 2 - Sherwood Pines - 10am to 4pm -This workshop will take us through the stages of an excavation and will include training for volunteers wishing to be involved in the dig or processing any finds. Session led by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC
April 2016 Community Excavation on the hill of Thynghowe
(Participants are expected to have attended the Archaeology Workshops)
Community Excavation on Thynghowe - Opportunities to take part in the week of excavation or you can come along on the open day on Thynghowe to find out what has been discovered. Excavation organised by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC
16th April Archaeology Public Open Day
Come and see the excavation on Thynghowe and learn about the site and the results so far.
April 2016 Finds Processing following the excavation
Finds Processing - Opportunities to take part in the cleaning, identification and recording of any finds from the excavation. Session led by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC
May 2016 Feedback explaining what we discovered about the past of Thynghowe
Feedback Session - Displays and discussion with archaeologists, historians and volunteers covering the preliminary results of the excavation. Session led by The Friends of Thynghowe.
As many of these events take place in the Forest during winter there may be changes to this timetable due to weather or ground conditions.
How to book your place
For the three workshops at Sherwood Pines email The Friends of Thynghowe
Places on the excavation may be booked at the workshops or by emailing Mercian Archaeological Services following Workshop 2
Please book your place at the excavation by typing “Thynghowe Excavation” plus the date you would like to dig between 11th - 16th April 2016.