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/
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
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.
So check what’s happening near you, be inspired, have fun, and touch the past 🙂
Reblogged this on The RocDam Project and commented:
Great to see what other activities are happening across the South West as part of the Festival of Archaeology.
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!