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Field Arch: Methods & Mayhem Group

East Anglia is one of the active regions in commercial archaeology. Field Archaeology Methods and Mayhem (FAMM) is a forum where the concerned parties across the spectrum: Archaeological Units, Development Control, Outreach groups and the University can discuss the ongoing advancements, discoveries and the problems within this region and beyond.
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Oct 31, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marc Vander Linden, (University College London) - Grey is the new black: Problems and potentials of grey literature
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Nov 28, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nick Gilmour, (Oxford Archaeology East) to lead a Roundtable Discussion on 'The Implication of the Rapidly Changing Planning Techniques within Archaeology.' Covering the initial reasons for change; cost, speed or data and the implications of these changes regarding archiving, training and the flexibility of use.
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Jan 30, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jon House, (Pre-Construct Archaeology, Cambridge) - leading a Roundtable discussion on 'Site Plans: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Feb 27, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
'The Big Squeeze: A round table discussion on the squeeze on archaeologists in the East of England - and with HS2 still to arrive - where are our skills best directed, and the implications of any change?
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Mar 27, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kasia Gdaniec, (Senior Archaeologist, Historic Environment Team, Cambridgeshire County Council) - Sweating the small stuff: An informal discussion of decision making in Development Management archaeology
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem May 22, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Michael Bamforth, (University of York) - The wonderful world of waterlogged wood: A field archaeologist guide
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Jun 26, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Simon Timberlake (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) - Talking a different language - the problems and rewards of being a specialist in commercial and research archaeology in UK and Europe
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Group Aug 21, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Quinton Carroll, (Historical Environment Team, Cambridgeshire County Council) - Archiving: the process of moving archaeological artefacts from one hole in the ground to another
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Group Sep 25, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Helen Fowler , (Finds Liaison Officer, Cambridge County Council) - Not all bling: Twenty years of the PAS and Treasure Act 1996; change during that time and what does the future hold?

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