Archaeology Finds Workshop

medjug Published Thursday, 12th October 2017

Following the success of archaeology workshops over the past couple of years, Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service have a new series led by Finds Archaeologists.

This short course will give the opportunity to learn more about archaeological finds from local experts. Sessions will also include a chance to handle examples, providing first-hand experience of the objects. The types of find that will be looked at include prehistoric flint, Roman pottery and medieval tiles.

The panel of speakers includes contributors to a recent book on the later prehistory of the West Midlands, Westward on the high-hilled plains: the later prehistory of the West Midlands, and to a forthcoming volume on the Roman West Midlands, A clash of cultures? The Romano-British period in the west Midlands. All the speakers regularly produce specialist reports on archaeological finds in the region.

Derek Hurst, archaeologist, said: "This is a great opportunity to find out from our experts more about these historic objects. We know people like getting up close and handling archaeological finds and discovering the story behind them."

The workshop will run at The Hive every Thursday for four weeks, beginning on Thu 26 October.

Places cost £45 per person and can be booked online at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events.html

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 7663352