Festival of Archaeology 2019
The Council for British Archaeology is once again organising the 2019 Festival of Archaeology. The Festival showcases the very best of archaeology for everyone. This year our theme is archaeology, science and technology or #ArchaeoTech. There are events happening all across the UK that you can get involved with.
Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some of the activities happening in your region. They include opportunities to:
- Explore the local archaeology of your area, watch experts at work, and experience the excitement of archaeology on a dig.
- Enjoy farm and woodland-themed activities, talks and tours on the latest discoveries and expert-led walks.
- Experience life in the past with living history, warfare demonstrations, food tasting and mosaic making.
- Learn about the technology behind archaeology and have a go at geophysical and topographic surveys or take part in excavations.
You can find events in your area by clicking here: Find a Festival Event Near Me
We also have a Festival Blog that highlights some of the exciting opportunties to get involved and celebrates all things archaeological: Festival of Archaeology 2019 Blog
Organise your own event
As well as taking part in events and activities in your local area you may wish to create an event with your local YAC group. You can find out how by following the links:
A Day in Archaeology
On July 22nd we are asking anyone working, studying or volunteering in archaeology to document their day through social media or via a blog post. If you are a YAC leader, assistant leader or young archaeologist and want to talk about the YAC, you can tell us all about your day by creating a blog post or video to go live on the Festival of Archaeology website. It is also our Youth Takeover Day – if you are 25 or under and are involved in archaeology or heritage tell us all about it. To find out more visit our website: A Day in Archaeology
Ask an Archaeologist @AskAnArchDay
On July 17th we will be hosting ‘Ask an Archaeologist Day’ as part of the Festival. It is a chance for people from all over the world to ask archaeologists questions, and an opportunity for archaeologists to share their knowledge.
Anyone with access to Twitter can ask a question using the #AskAnArchaeologist hashtag and any archaeologist who knows the answer is able to respond. You can find out all about it here: Ask an Archaeologist
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