December Meeting

Reminder to book onto our December 13th meeting.  Please email us on LeicestershireYAC@gmail.com

If you have not checked your emails, the venue has changed to Newarke House

The theme is the Romans so to get you in the mood take a look at this BBC page on the Romans.  Give the game ago.

Remember you can dress up if you want.

Also bring something nice for the table :-) for our mini end of year celebrations.

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Finds Processing

Today we are at the University of Leicester processing our finds from the Fieldwalk at Slawston. Let’s see what treasures we’ve found!

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November Meet

Just a reminder to book onto our November 22nd Meet on Finds Processing.  To book on please email us on LeicestershireYAC@gmail.com

ALSO remember to fill in our YAC survey!

We would love your feedback on your experience of YAC this year.

  • What have we been doing well?
  • What could we do better?
  • What have you enjoyed the most?
  • What would you like us to do in the future?

Please complete our on-line survey

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Stonehenge and Other Historical Sites during 1914 -1918

Did you know that during World War I Stonehenge was the site of the worlds largest military training camp? …

The BBC have a short report and the stories of our most famous historical sites and what happened to them during 1914-1918.

Watch the BBC’s short video and photos of the day and life of our historical monuments during World War I.   Click on the link below.

BBC News: How Stonehenge Site Became the Worlds Largest Military Training Camp?

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Famous Faces!

The team at Charnwood Roots have been in touch with us to share a lovely little video documenting Anstey’s Big Dig, which includes some familiar faces from Leicestershire YAC.  It’s certainly worth a look to find out what the group got up to in July.

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Anstey’s Big Dig Talk

Today we’re in Anstey to hear all about the Big Dig which took place in July.

This is a great opportunity to hear about what was discovered over the weekend and to hear more about the test-pits that were undertaken subsequently. We’re looking forward to hearing about how the project is progressing and particularly
how our YAC’s helped out over the two days!

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Members Survey 2013 – 2014

Calling all members!

We would love your feedback on your experience of YAC this year.

  • What have we been doing well?
  • What could we do better?
  • What have you enjoyed the most?
  • What would you like us to do in the future?

Please complete our on-line survey

Thank you!

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40,000 years old Cave Paintings in Indonesia

Up until now the oldest cave paintings have always been found in Western Europe (Lascaux, France or Altamira, Spain or Creswell Crags, England).

On the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Australian and Indonesian scientists have dated layers of stalactite growths that have formed over coloured outlines of human hands.

Early artists made them by carefully blowing paint around hands that were pressed tightly against the cave walls and ceilings.

This discovery of paintings at opposite ends of the globe, suggests the origin of art is further back in time in Africa, before modern humans spread across the rest of the world.

Read the BBC Story, watch a video and view all the pictures: Cave paintings change ideas about origins of art

Wild Pig This painting, from Bone, is of a variety a wild endemic dwarfed bovid found only in Sulawesi, which the inhabitants probably hunted

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This painting, from Bone, is of a variety a wild endemic dwarfed bovid found only in Sulawesi, which the inhabitants probably hunted

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Calke Abbey Limeyards

We hope you enjoyed our latest meeting at Calke Abbey, looking around what remains of the lime yards and other industries in the area.  The post is now available to view with photo’s and a recap of what we discovered last Saturday.

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Replica bronze age boat takes to the sea | Meridian – ITV News

A replica bronze age boat, made of oak and Moss, successful said around the Kent coast.

See video on ITV news replica bronze age boat

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