Conference 2012

Archaeology without a Grant

The Council for Independent Archaeology sets out to promote amateur archaeology, and the subject of the 2012 conference will be ‘Archaeology without a Grant’.

The conference will be held on Saturday, 15 September 2012 at Hackleton Village Hall, Northampton.

The programme is as follows:

The programme will be as follows:

09:30 Reception Coffee / Tea with biscuits

10:00 AGM of the Council for Independent Arhaeology

10:30 Tom Welsh Techniques to locate possible archaeological features

11:00 Bob Randall Resistivity surveys without a grant.

11:30 Break Coffee / Tea with biscuits

11:50 Albert Daniels East Farleigh -Maidstone Area Archaeological Group

12:20 Will Higgs Marchers -a new group based in the Tyne Gap area.


12:50 Lunch


13:50 Alan D’Henin A novel approach to Community Archaeology in Bilston

14:15 Tony Brookes:   The F.O.S.S. Way—Free Open Source Software for graphical presentation in reports.

14:40: Roy Friendship-Taylor: Introduction and history of Piddington dig and Museum

15:05 Break for tea

15:20: Piddington Roman Villa

Split into 2 groups


Visit to museum followed by Visit to Piddington Archaeological Dig


Visit to Piddington Archaeological Dig followed by visit to Museum.

Plus 2 -3 possible poster displays (to be confirmed)


Click here for synopses of papers

Booking form

Pay at the door

How to get to Piddington

The Piddington Roman Villa and Museum

For further information – and offers of papers – please email Keith Foster.



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