Event: Raising the Profile – The future for mining and quarrying archaeology

24Apr2016
Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

The future for mining and quarrying archaeology

From 10.30 until 16.00

At Lion Saltworks, near Northwich in Cheshire

Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

Free

Please contact Peter Claughton / P.F.Claughton@exeter.ac.uk

Raising the Profile: The future for mining and quarrying archaeology

A seminar to launch the publication of the first part of:

A Research Framework for the Archaeology of the Extractive Industries in England

This is an important step towards raising the profile of mines and quarries as an archaeological resource. The framework sets out a series of research aims to this end and is an impressive piece of work. Anybody who has an interest in the conservation and study of old mines and quarries should become familiar with this framework and the research aims described within it.

Programme
10:30 Coffee/tea
11:00 Introduction - The work of the Research Framework, the publication and the future - Peter Claughton, Project Director
11:15 Presentation - The Physical Landscape Legacy: The Heritage of the Nottinghamshire Coalfields - Glyn Davies, ArcHeritage
12:00 Presentation - The Underground Archaeological Legacy of Mining and Quarrying in England Over Five Millennia - John Barnatt
12:45 An Introduction to the Lion Saltworks
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Presentation - Quarry Heritage and Heritage Quarries - Ian Thomas
14:45 Presentation - The archaeology at early mining sites - Simon Timberlake
15:30 What next? - using the results of the first part of the framework project to raise the profile of the industries' heritage. Making choices - working towards a 'Research Strategy' and providing focus for further investigation into mining and quarrying, archaeological and historical.
16:00 Close, and the opportunity to look around the Lion Saltworks


The event is free and open to all those interested in the archaeology and history of the extractive industries - but please contact Peter Claughton P.F.Claughton@exeter.ac.uk in advance so we can get the catering right!

Medieval quarry passage in Surrey, with good archaeological potential, discovered 2016. Photo: Richard Vidler
Medieval quarry passage in Surrey, with good archaeological potential, discovered 2016. Photo: Richard Vidler

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