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Fylingdales Moor

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Fire and the Archaeology of Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire

Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
Thursday 1st December 2005
A seminar, sponsored by English Heritage: Fire and the Archaeology of Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire
This seminar will review the responses to the needs of ecology and archaeology on 2.5 square kilometres of moorland on the coast of north-east Yorkshire, the subject of a disastrous fire in September 2003. The morning session will discuss what has been done to record the archaeology revealed by the fire, and how this has been integrated with efforts to safeguard the archaeology and regenerate the ecology of the moor. The afternoon session with consider continuing management and research requirements, including a discussion of the now-famous carved slab, and what the wider lessons of the project are.
Draft Programme:
10.00 Coffee
10.30 Welcome
10.40 Introoduction - Fylingdales Moor before the fire (Graham Lee (NYMNPA)
10.55 Introduction - aftermath of the fire: archaeological management issues (Neil Redfern, EH)
11.10 Introduction - aftermath of the fire: ecological management issues (Rachel Pickering, NYMNPA)
11.25 The application of air photography to the burnt moorland (Jane Stone, EH)
11.45 Detailed survey and its results (Al Oswald, EH)
12.05 Walk-over survey and its results (Blaise Vyner)
12.25 Rock art on Fylingdales Moor (Paul Brown/Graeme Chappell)
12.40 New approaches to recording rock art (Paul Bryan, EH)
12.55 Summing up (Neil Redfern)
13.00 Lunch - a buffet lunch will be available - please book your place (see below)
13.45 Introduction - The land-owner's perspective
13.55 Overview of the archaeology of Fylingdales Moor (Blaise Vyner)
14.10 The longer-term ecological ambitions (Rachel Pickering)
14.25 The Stoupe Brow monument - opportunity and dilemma (Neil Redfern/Blaise Vyner)
15.00 Discussion of further research requirements led by Neil Redfern
16.00 Conclusion
Please book in advance by e-mailing Blaise Vyner at blaise@meander.demon,co,uk or writing to 16 College Square, Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS9 5DL. If directions or other information are needed please inquire at the time of booking.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th November 2005ce

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