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Discover Lincolnshire’s landscapes: nature and culture

28 September at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    For thousands of years the Lincolnshire landscape has been shaped by nature and people. When archaeologists look at the landscape, they try to work out what is created by nature and what is created by people. Throughout this course we show you how archaeologists do this, so that you will be able to do the same when you are out exploring our historic county. Join Jim Snee, Project Officer for the Layers of History project, at Fydell House…

Roman Lincolnshire: History and Archaeology

10 October at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ever wondered what the Romans really did for us? Join Dr Ian Marshman from Heritage Lincolnshire at the purpose-built Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle to find out what life was really like in Roman Britain. Special attention will be given to life in Roman Lincolnshire, at the new colonial city of Lincoln, in small towns like Sleaford, and in the countryside where the huge task of draining the Fens was also begun.There will be interactive activities and the opportunity…

Reveal the History of your town or village

6 February 2018 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join archaeologist Ian Marshman to find out how to delve into the history of your town or village. Expanded from our successful 'How to Find the History on Your Doorstep', this course will also cover how to use a range of free and easy to digital resources to find out more about local archaeology and history online. We'll also be looking at finding and using historic maps, place name evidence, and discussing the history of Lincolnshire's towns and villages and…

Prehistoric Lincolnshire

21 February 2018 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join local archaeologist Dave Start to discover what life would have been like in the county in the earliest of times. Learn how today's familiar landscape was created through thousands of years of human activity. Hear the stories of some of the oldest objects uncovered in Lincolnshire such as the 300,000 year old hand axes found at Welton le Wold, or the remarkable Witham Shield, a masterpiece of Iron Age metalworking. This is a 2 session course running on Wednesday…

Medieval Lincolnshire

8 March 2018 at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join local archaeologist Dave Start to discover how to read medieval landscapes and unlock their secrets. You will learn how to identify surviving earthwork features like ridge and furrow, and the curious phenomena of deserted medieval villages. We will also study the role of castles and manor houses and how they related to the medieval landscapes that surrounded them. We will also consider farming practices (as illustrated by Lincolnshire's Luttrell Psalter), settlement patterns, and the rise of the monasteries.Throughout the…

Conserving Historic Stonework

20 June 2018 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join Kelly Appleton, Buildings Conservation Officer at Heritage Lincolnshire to find out what causes historic stonework to decay and what we can do to prevent it. This course will provide an introduction to how and why historic stone buildings and monuments deteriorate, as well as discuss the methods that can be used to diagnose the causes of decay. You will also find out what steps can be taken to prevent or resolve stone deterioration, in order to help secure the…

A County Divided: the English Civil war in Lincolnshire

7 July 2018 at 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Trapped between the Parliamentarian stronghold of the eastern counties and the Royalist armies of the north and west, Lincolnshire spent the years of 1642 to 1646 as a military frontier with conflict raging across the county on numerous occasions. This one day course will examine the progress of the war, and look at its impact on the people and landscape of the county. Join Jim Snee, project officer with the Layers of History Project, on this 2 session course which…

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