TAS LECTURE | Reminder for Tue 28th February | Death and Discovery | David Dance, Freelance Archaeologist

Tuesday 28th February | Death and Discovery | David Dance 7.30pm at Stockton Central Library TS18 1TU (Doors open at 7.00pm). Guests are welcome for £4 each on the door.

David will discuss the use of Archaeology in Forensic Investigation, exploring the origins of Forensic Archaeology, and its application within criminal investigations of missing or suspected dead persons, with a practical demonstration of Forensic Archaeology in action.

About the speaker


David with Assistant

David started working life as a hospital Staff nurse, changing career to the Metropolitan Police in 1980. He served for 30 years reaching the rank of Inspector, and in 1992-1994 studied for a BSc Degree in Policing at Portsmouth University. His last 16 years of service was within a Specialist Firearms Unit.

He Studied Archaeology and History at Birkbeck College, London University, focusing on Greek and Roman History; and is a member of the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House. On retirement from the Metropolitan Police, he undertook a full time Master’s Degree, Forensic Archaeological Science, at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

David moved to East Cleveland from Essex in 2011 and has been a member of TAS since 2012.

TAS NEWSFLASH | New Exhibition : Street House Before Saxons opens 20 July

2014-07_Kirkleatham_SHBS800Dear TAS Members and Friends,

STREET HOUSE Before The Saxons

  • NEW EXHIBITION opens Sun 20 July at Kirkleatham Museum
  • EXCLUSIVE RECEPTION & PREVIEW for TAS Members and Street House Project Volunteers

This exhibition chronicles the archaeology of Redcar & Cleveland through the excavations at Street House near Loftus between 1979 and 2013.

Whilst many people will have heard about the Royal Anglo-Saxon cemetery, excavated  between 2005 and 2007, there is much more to this area than the Saxon treasure. The exhibition is the prelude to the award-winning Saxon Princess gallery and sets the scene for much of the archaeology of East Cleveland. It will run for one year.


An incredible 5000 year journey …

  • Neolithic rock art, pottery, flint tools, axe and macehead
  • Bronze Age burial urn and Iron Age spear
  • Roman jet, beads, coin, pottery and carved phallic stone
  • Plus loaned objects from English Heritage and regional museums

Exclusive reception and preview

For TeesArchSoc Members* and Street House Project Volunteers
Sunday 20 July at 2pm Kirkleatham Museum TS10 5NW

Join project director Dr Stephen Sherlock and Museum staff for a reception with refreshments and nibbles in the Mayor’s Parlour before visiting the exhibition.

*Please bring your TAS membership card.

Kind Regards,

Spencer Carter | TAS Chair & eCommunications