The Council for British Archaeology’s yearly archaeology festival kicks off on Saturday 13th July.
This year the Festival of Archaeology runs between 13-28 July and will see hundreds of events take place across the country.
MBArchaeology are running a series of events this year to coincide with the festival, some of which the public can attend and find out more about local archaeology in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire.
Saturday 13th – Test-pit excavation at the Burgage Green, Southwell
Come along and see us digging two test pits on the Burgage Green as we continue our exciting Burgage Earthworks project. Watch the archaeology unfold and see what interesting discoveries we find. For more information on the project visit burgageearthworks.wordpress.com
Monday 15th – Finds Analysis on the Limestone Journeys project at Creswell Crags
The final session of the Limestone Journeys Community Archaeology project for this term sees us washing and sorting the finds we made recently during excavations at Elmton in Derbyshire.
Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th – Archaeology training sessions for First Taste
We will be hosting two training sessions for care staff in Derbyshire through the First Taste charity. Workshop sessions are being held at Staveley in the north and Swadlincote in the south, and will look at what archaeology is and how it can be used as a tool for social care.
Friday 19 & Saturday 20th – Finds analysis sessions for the Burgage Earthworks project
We will be washing and sorting artefacts discovered during the test-pit excavations at the Burgage Green in Southwell during July. For more information on the project visit burgageearthworks.wordpress.com
Monday 22nd – Archaeology talk: Burgage Earthworks (Old Courthouse, Southwell, 7pm)
Come along and find out about the Burgage Earthworks project and hear about what we have discovered so far, what our plans for the future are and how you can get involved. Free Admission.