Mortimer 2011

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Square barrow recorded close to Grindale   Gail and Olly during the day school  
NAAs exhibition stand at the day school   Restored bucket urn from the East Coast Pipeline  
Restored beaker vessel from the East Coast Pipeline  


Mortimer 2011: Archaeology of Eastern Yorkshire: Excavation and Research, Present and Future

Presentation and display on recent excavations on the East Coast Pipeline.

On 17th September 2011, a day school was held in memory of John Robert Mortimer (1825-1911), an eminent Yorkshire antiquarian whose most famous work was Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire, published in 1905.

Working entirely in his spare time, Mortimer oversaw and recorded the excavation of over 300 burial mounds dating from the Neolithic to Anglo-Saxon periods, many of which were discussed in his book. Mortimer's daughter, Agnes, illustrated many of the finds in fine detail, making the work an essential reference tool. Many of these finds, including many complete funerary urns and beakers, now form part of the Mortimer Collection, held at the Hull and East Riding Museum.

Northern Archaeological Associates were invited along to the day school to present a short talk on recent fieldwork, supported by a display of some of the more interesting artefacts. A presentation on the excavations along the East Coast Pipeline, was given by Oliver Cooper, NAA Project Manager, while Gail Hama, Post-excavation Manager, was on hand to discuss finds from the project.

The day school was attended by approximately 200 people from all walks of life, including many members of the East Riding Archaeology Society, the most notable of whom being the celebrated local archaeologist Terry Manby.

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