Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Study Tour to Lyon Cancelled

EMAS has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s study tour to Lyon, owing to the difficulty of finding an acceptable and affordable hotel.

The popularity of Lyon at Whitsun has meant that it has proved impossible to find a centrally-located hotel at a realistic price.

However, as many people expressed an interest in the proposed itinerary for this trip, it is proposed that we run it next year, but start bookings late this year in order to secure a suitable hotel.

Monday, March 6, 2017

David’s Fort: a Medieval Motte?

EMAS Members who trudged through the rather deep mud to visit David’s Fort on the 2015 EMAS Easter Study Tour to North Scotland and Skye may be interested in this blog post on the NOSAS Archaeology Blog:

David’s Fort: a Medieval Motte?

In around 2000 Janet Hooper, Allan MacKenzie and I undertook a survey of David’s Fort, a rather enigmatic site in Balavil Wood, near Conon Bridge.  Our intention was to survey the site, clarify its purpose and investigate the related documentary and contextual information.  We did arrange a geophysical survey which was cancelled due to Foot and Mouth, and that was replaced with a later walkover of Balavil Wood.  David’s Fort itself is scheduled, but there are other features in the immediate area which may be related and which are worthy of notice.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017


Saturday, 18th March 2017

Nikolaus Pevsner emphasizes the fact that both Rye and Winchelsea, like Lewes in Sussex, were hill towns – quite a rare phenomena in Britain. Both became Cinque Ports. Both were affected by the encroachment of the sea and were in economic decline by the sixteenth century. Rosemary Yeaxlee will be our guide around these two medieval towns.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

EMAS Whitsun Study Tour: Lyon
10 – 17 June 2017

The full itinerary of the EMAS Whitsun Study Tour to Lyon is now on the web.

Click here to view the itinerary...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EMAS Easter Study Tour to Argyll, Mull and Iona

Full details of the EMAS Easter Study Tour to Argyll, Mull and Iona are now available on the EMAS Website.

You can find the details here...

Monday, December 12, 2016

EMAS Easter Study Tour: Argyll, Mull and Iona - Itinerary

EMAS Easter Study Tour: Argyll, Mull and Iona

13 – 20 April 2017

The detailed itinerary for this study tour is now on the web and full details, including costs, will be available very shortly.

Click here for the itinerary

Friday, December 9, 2016

An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry by Trevor Rowley

An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry is the latest book by Trevor Rowley.

“An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry provides a unique re-examination
of this famous piece of work through the historical geography and archaeology of
the tapestry. Trevor Rowley is the first author to have analysed the tapestry through
the landscapes, buildings and structures shown, such as towns and castles, while
comparing them to the landscapes, buildings, ruins and earthworks which can be
seen today. By comparing illustrated extracts from the tapestry to historical and
contemporary illustrations, maps and reconstructions Rowley is able to provide the
reader with a unique visual setting against which they are able to place the events
on the tapestry.”