Festival time

Its July so it must be time for the Festival of British Archaeology! Organised  by the Council for British Archaeology and the Young archaeologist club  over the last twenty-three years, it has grown from one day in September to  three weekends and two weeks in July! http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/

Environmental Sort trays a very popular activity

Environmental Sort trays a very popular activity

Lots of National Trust sites are taking part, with family activities, excavations and walks. In the South West as a taster we have two days at Kingston Lacy including some ‘geophiz’, activities over the two weeks at Chedworth Villa including finds drawing, and at Corfe Castle an archaeology trail and  members of the Ancient Wessex group, pot making and metal casting http://www.ancientwessex.net/page/home

Bill Crumblehome  making a bronze age pot

Bill Crumblehome making a bronze age pot

At Godolphin we have two weeks of  excavation starting this weekend, they will be putting trenches in and around the Cider House, you can have a go at washing the finds straight from the dig and see the story unfold each day. The property staff and contract community archaeologist will be blogging here every day from the dig.

The cider house under wraps! and a mystery bank on the right.

The cider house under wraps! and a mystery bank on the right.

 

So check what’s happening near you, be inspired, have fun, and touch the past 🙂

2 thoughts on “Festival time

    • Thanks Laura, off to Chippenham tomorrow to the history centre lots happening there, then full steam ahead for the festival of BA around NT south west, have a great festival. I must call in to Rockbourne one day, to my shame I have never been, but pass on my way to and from Wessex Archy when I have finds to drop off!

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