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 🙂