SLA Relaunched – Review

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Our relaunch open afternoon proved to be a considerable success.  Jon Kenny provided an excellent presentation describing his ideas on Community Archaeology with plenty of examples as to how people might want to get involved.


Mike Turpin and Rebecca Ellis from SLA offered  some illustrated examples of past activities and suggested potential projects for the future of SLA.  After the talks there was an opportunity to have refreshments including a variety of home-made cakes provided by the ladies of the SLA.

We hope that as a result there will be a number of new members joining in with our activities.



South Leeds Archaeology Summer Conference 2016


Community Archaeology – The Future for Community Volunteer Archaeologists
Oakwell Hall, Birstall, Nr. Leeds

South Leeds Archaeology have been planning a summer conference and we now have a full programme which will provide for a most interesting and thought provoking day.
If you are involved with or have contact with Archaeology Community Volunteers, this will be an opportunity to share ideas on how the different sectors involved in
practical archaeology can use this pool of knowledge and, in many cases, considerable experience.

We would strongly advise you to book early as conference places are limited.

Download Conference Programme and Booking Form

Conference Programme 2016


9.30 – 9.50      Welcome and Introduction to Oakwell Hall
Carole Bloom, SLA and Eric Brown, Oakwell Hall

9.50 – 10.20    Historic England – Setting the Scene
Neil Redfern, Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments for West Yorkshire

10.20 – 10.50  Trends in Excavation and Publication
Tim Evans, ADS University of York

10.50 – 11.10   COFFEE/TEAS BREAK

11.10 – 11.40  Community Archaeology – Definitions in Practice
Rebecca Ellis, South Leeds Archaeology

11.40 – 12.10  Local Authority Support for Community Archaeology
Jason Dodds, West Yorkshire HER

12.10 – 12.40  The Contractors. Working with Community Groups
Pat Buchanan Head of Community Heritage AOC

12.45 – 1.45    LUNCH

1.45 – 2.15      Volunteers, Academic Research and Training
Peter Halkon, Senior Lecturer University of Hull

2.15 – 2.45      HLF Funded Projects – An Example of Good Practice
Brian Elsey, North Duffield    Jon Kenny, Community Archaeology

2.45 – 3.15      Getting to Grips with High Technology
Colin Dunn, Huddersfield & District Archaeology Soc.

3.15 – 3.30      COFFEE/TEAS BREAK

3.30 – 4.15      Plenary Discussion – Questions and Answers
Local Independent Consultants:      
Jon Kenny, Ian Roberts and Dave Weldrake