When: 25 July 2015
Where: Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
FREE EVENT – a morning of archaeology activities at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon as they celebrate 25 years of the Festival of Archaeology.
North Devon Archaeological Society will show you what’s involved in carrying out excavations! Learn how to handle artefacts from excavations, find out all about geophys, chat to amateur and professional archaeologists and how to get involved in research survey and digging.
Linda Blanchard from NDAS said: “We will have finds from some of our digs, geophysics kit, and the Exmoor handling kits full of interesting objects! There are strong links to the Tarka trail, Estuary, AONB and Biosphere, and Exmoor with handling collections, fishtraps on the estuary, wrecks and hulks and Sadie will be bringing along some of her coastal finds and talking about the international trade in North Devon Pottery in the 17th century. It is part of Fishtival.”
Delve into the Exmoor handling boxes – packed full of Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age replica items you can handle. These were devised by Faye Balmond, the Moorland Heritage Officer for Heart of Exmoor with the help of money from the heritage Lottery Fund.
The Festival of Archaeology – coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) – encourages everyone to explore the archaeology of their local area, watch experts at work, and experience archaeology for themselves.
This FREE event runs from 10.30am – 1pm and is suitable for all ages, so do come along!