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25 January 2018
Updates for the New Year
Inventory & Wills Re-enactment
The re-enactment will take place on 28 July 2018

Walks & Talks
for 2018 available here

Practical Activities for 2018 available here

Next event of 2018 - Talk by Philip Bastow
Monday 19 March
The Hagg Farm Excavations
20 February 2018

Ribblehead Railway Construction Camp
View the link here for a summary of the IAG Excavation Report for Ribblehead Construction Camp Building n6. The summary has been provided by the Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line.

A date for your diary
Yorkshire Dales Archaeology will be holding their Archaeology Day on the 14th April 2018 at Richmond Methodist Church. More details here.
25 January 2018
Dales Archaeology Day

More photos from the Thorns exhibition
This year's Stories in Stone excavation at Thorns continues. More photos here.
8 October 2017

IAG visit to Whitley Castle
A selection of photos from the most successful joint visit with Altogether Archaeology to Whitley Castle (Epiacum).

The site was fantastic, as was the weather. The visit was led by the brilliant Stewart Ainsworth.
29 September 2017
Stewart Ainsworth
Whitley visit Whitley visit

Surveying at Studfold
Chris Bonsall led a team of colleagues surveying the enclosure at Studfold, just to the east of Horton in Ribblesdale. The external bank and ditch has been surveyed, with internal features still to be recorded.

The surveying of features like this responds to the need for recording detail before it is lost to plain sight. As you can see in the aerial photo below, the features cover three fields, with bank and ditch details least visible in the centre of the three. The most likely cause of the loss of feature is ploughing, as the owners try to improve the land for crops.
4 May 2017
surveying at Studfold

LIDAR maps of the area
Following the excellent talk by Mike Powell of Altogether Archaeology, here are some web links to LIDAR maps of the Ingleton area:
  1. LIDAR refences from the Althogether Archaeology website (North Pennines):
  2. LIDAR maps from the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (including Yorkshire Dales):
  3. LIDAR map of Ingleton (top and east): click here (very large file - 22MB)
25 April 2017

Surveying on Scales Moor
Yvonne Luke led a group of IAG members, plus Helen (an invited expert from Bradford University), on a survey of the burial cairns on ScalesMoor.

One sub-group completed a resistivity survey, one completed a magnetometry survey using a Bartington Gradiometer and one partly completed a measured survey using the Total Station.

Fortunately, we had permission to drive part of the way onto the moor, as carrying the kit all the way from the car park by Chapel-le-Dale Church would have meant we'd be too tired to survey once we got there.
13 April 2017
Scales Moor surveying

Voices from the Past
"Voices from the Past, Inventories and Wills from the Parish of Ingleton 1548 to 1700", is now available to download. The publication was edited by Carol Howard and Sheila Gordon, with the help of a team of transcribers from the IAG. Click here to access the material.
20 February 2017
Voices from the Past

Burton in Lonsdale Churchyard Project
The results of the Burton in Lonsdale Churchyard Project can be seen here. The project involved mapping the 'Very Old and Separate Churchyard': to aid the local Parish Council and to make the information available to genealogists. IAG also took the opportunity of using this project to train members in basic surveying techniques.
12 January 2017
surveying the churchyard

Long Preston Big Dig
The Long Preston Big Dig Project is coming to a close and an exhibition is being arranged for Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017. The event will be held in Long Preston Village Hall, open from 10am to 4pm on both days. More details here.
12 January 2017

New details on the Malham Chapel Dig 2017
One of the items on this year's Practical Activities list is a 'Possible Excavation', some time in July. David Johnson has now revealed that the dig will be in Malham, addressing some of the questions relating to the St Helen's Chapel site. More details here.
6 January 2017
Malham Chapel site

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