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You can get hands-on with history this summer with over 1,000 events nationwide bringing our archaeology to life during the 23rd Festival of Archaeology,13-28 July 2013.

“The Festival is a fantastic opportunity to get out, look at and do archaeology!” 

About the Festival of ArchaeologyThe Festival – coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology – is a great opportunity to discover your inner archaeologist and to meet the experts. Whether you are young or old, enthusiast or beginner, there will be something for everyone.

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at archaeology, handle real finds, try out calligraphy and potmaking or even shoot an arrow our hands-on events will give you a chance to experience the excitement of the past for yourself. We also have events where you can ask the experts about your own finds. You can even volunteer at a dig and see archaeology at work.

The events will kick off the summer holidays with excavation open days, behind-the-scenes tours and workshops, guided walks, talks and finds identifications, family fun days, and much more. Visit our EVENTS SEARCH to see what’’s on in your area!

If you enjoy the Festival why not check out Scottish Archaeology Month which takes place in September every year. More details can be found on Archaeology Scotland’s website here.

Mick Aston, Archaeologist

“Every time we walk through a street, across a field, down a country lane or hurtle along a motorway, the ghosts and fragments of the past are all around us. Archaeology is a brilliant way of understanding and appreciating this massively important connection.”

“The Festival of Archaeology gets us even closer and celebrates Britain’s incredibly rich archaeological inheritance. There are a whole series of events organised across the country for everyone from budding archaeologists, and historians to those who just want to have fun learning more about the world we live in.”

About the Festival of Archaeology

Dig into the past at the 23rd Festival of Archaeology! Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers over 1,000 events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists.

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/

Wessex Guided Tours www.Histouries.co.uk
The Best Tours in British History

 

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