Category Archives: News

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Southburn at DIG York

Working in partnership with our friends at DIG in York, some of the most precious artefacts found around Southburn are on display in the new Your Dig exhibition which runs from 19th January until the 6th April 2018.

Access to the SAM exhibition is free but the normal charges apply if you’re wanting to visit the excellent other DIG facilities.

More information on Your DIG can be found by clicking here.

DIG is located in the former St Saviour’s Church in St Savioursgate, York which is a Grade II* listed building maintained by the York Archaeological Trust.


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Wooden Henge Discovered Near Leven

Click here to find out more about a recently discovered, and exceptionally rare, wooden henge found in East Yorkshire.


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Now We Are 10

Southburn Archaeological Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018.  Please check back regularly as we will post updates of this year’s events.


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Exciting finds in the Holderness Area

Click here to visit the Hull Daily Mail website with some exciting and interesting discoveries near to Burstwick.

 


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Absolutely Clueless!

Andy and Lucy from BBC Radio Humberside solved the fiendishly difficult cryptic clue on the Absolutely Clueless to lead them to the Museum.  You can listen again here and they reach the Museum at about 55 minutes.

Lucy had to bit of excavating of her own to find the next clue….

Lucy’s “Embattled soldier’s resting spot”

 


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First Open Day In Our New Home

We’re glad to say that preparations are almost complete and our first Open Day will be on the 22nd April 2017 between 10am and 4pm.

We’d love to welcome friends old and new to see the new exhibition space and dedicated ‘hands on’ area.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Humber Museums Partnership we now offer a great selection of activities for the Under 5’s.

One old friend who has returned is the replica Wetwang Chariot, kindly on loan from the British Museum.  In light of recent discoveries in Pocklington why not come and see for yourself what the chariot may have looked like.

 


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from S.A.M. to all of our visitors and supporters.  We look forward to re-opening in Spring 2017 at our new Green Lane location and to giving our visitors new and improved displays and activities showcasing the heritage of East Yorkshire.  Watch this site for more details.


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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot…

“Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home.” may be sung by the crowds at Twickenham but may soon be heard in our corner of East Yorkshire.

The reconstruction of the Wetwang Chariot, a centre piece of the British Museum’s Celts exhibition (as seen below), could be returning to SAM at our new premises.

wetwangchariot

Negotiations are at an early stage but it is an exciting possibility that the chariot could return to take its place in the very heartland of chariot burials in England.


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Excavation sheds new light on Skipsea Castle

An earthwork at Skipsea has been revealed as being 1,500 years older than previously thought and details can be found in the Guardian article here.

One puzzle for people may be why there is this huge Iron Age burial when we keep telling people about the relatively small ‘square barrows’ of the Iron Age Parisi tribe in East Yorkshire.  The Guardian article mentions similar large burials around the Heuneburg Fort in Germany which was built by people of the early Iron Age Hallstatt culture which lasted roughly from 800 to 500 BC. The Parisi with their smaller burials  represent a later Iron Age culture called La Tene which followed on from the Hallstatt.

Some sources have suggested that the large embankments around the Castle are pre-historic in origin and this new discovery may support that view.  It may well shed new light on the early Iron Age in East Yorkshire and the ancient importance of Skipsea.


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SAM’s new kitchen!

Work to create SAM’s new premises at Green Lane had a boost with funding from the Lissett Community Wind Farm Fund which is enabling  SAM to completely refurbish the kitchen on site.

SAM volunteers have been working hard on the kitchen which will be an important new facility for the museum.

Pictures to follow soon!


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