The initial programme of talks in the AVAS 2015-16 lecture series has been announced on the meetings page on the main AVAS website. Some talks later in the year are still to be confirmed, but the first few lectures look really interesting, spanning the Palaeolithic to the Hundred Years War.
Jane Ellis-Schön, Project Director of the Finding Pitt Rivers Project, will open the lecture series on 2nd September 2015. She will talk about cataloguing and researching the Pitt Rivers Wessex collection at Salisbury Museum. The timing of this talk is particularly apposite given the start of the Foundations of Archaeology project, which celebrates the work of the pioneering archaeologists who first identified the rich upland archaeology of south Wiltshire and north east Dorset. The latter project will be looking at two site excavated by Pitt Rivers: Wor Barrow and Winklebury Hill.
Visitors are made very welcome at the AVAS lecture meetings, which are held in Ringwood on the first Wednesday of the month between September and May – see the meetings page on the main AVAS website for more details.