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Released | 26 Jun 2013
Dear TAS Members and Friends,

TEESSCAPES is now available as a PDF format* eNewsletter—easier to read, save, print and share. This email offers a flavour of what's included in the current edition. Happy reading!

* TEESSCAPES and a number of flyers are downloadable in PDF format.
You will need (free) Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer.

Welcome to your Summer eNewsletter with the latest news about discoveries, plus festivals, exhibitions, activities and events to enjoy over the summer break.

We also offer our condolences to the family and friends of Professor Mick Aston who sadly passed away earlier this week. He will long be remembered as a champion of public, community and good archaeology.

The next lecture in the 2013 series will be presented by Barry Harrison, well-known local historian, on Tue 24 September. Barry will talk about The changing land-scape of Guisborough, 1250-1850—read a synopsis in this issue.

This summer edition of eNews includes a special feature story about the prehistoric finds made recently at Greatham Creek in the Tees Estuary ahead of extension and re-positioning of flood defences to create a larger salt marsh environment. Northern Archaeological Associates (NAA) received great local press coverage for their open-day last month, with over 150 attendees from all age groups. TAS is particularly grateful to Richard Fraser, NAA Director, for the content and fantastic pictures. You can also read about some fieldwork opportunities with Tees Archaeology.

NAA excavations at Greatham CreekThere’s the usual mix of rolling news and discoveries, including amazing finds from the bed of the River Wear in Durham, although one notes two recent press stories about heritage crime—an issue also covered in English Heritage’s latest Conservation Bulletin (see the Browser section). Public assistance is still being sought by North Yorkshire Police for the night-hawking incidents at Whitby Abbey and the illegal 4x4 activity in Glaisdale which has damaged an ancient “trod”, or paved way, as well as trees and vegetation. It’s a reminder that we all need to stay vigilant.

TAS also received a very kind update from the Forewind consortium concerning archaeological evaluation in relation to the Dogger Bank wind farm proposals with off- and on-shore impacts. Finally, stay in touch with the 2013 season of excavations at Roman Binchester—from your armchair or on a visit—and see the recently uncovered carved stone head!
With this issue, TEESCAPES will become a quarterly (versus monthly) eNewsletter. However, shorter NEWSFLASH messages will still be sent regularly to eNews subscribers as events and opportunities arise.
Image | NAA excavation of prehistoric barrows at Greatham Creek | Courtesy NAA Ltd.
Kind Regards,
Spencer Carter | TAS eCommunications | Twitter @microburin


About TAS

The Teesside Archaeological Society is an enthusiastic, friendly group who share an interest in the archaeological heritage of the Tees Valley, Cleveland and the surrounding area.

Our rich heritage extends back to the Mesolithic—the 9th millennium BC—with a distinctively north-east take on every way-marker since those distant hunter-gatherers. Our journey spans Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, Iron and Roman eras—yes we have villas, Saxon royalty and Viking hogbacks, Medieval towns, castles, monastic places and pre-Industrialright up to our more recent past.

We welcome everybody who shares an interest, no matter what level of experience or expertise. There are monthly lectures, regular NEWSFLASH bulletins, the quarterly TEESSCAPES eNewsletter and the chance to find out more about the latest discoveries, fieldwork opportunities, educational events and community activities.

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