Introduction to Archaeology

Published Wednesday, 9th March 2016

Worcestershire Libraries & Learning, along with Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, invite people interested in archaeology to attend an introductory workshop.

The Archive and Archaeology Service run many walks, short workshops and community digs, as well as giving lots of talks on the subject of archaeology. This is an opportunity for people to find out more in a workshop led by archaeologist and tutor Justin Hughes.

The workshop will look at how archaeologists discover sites, how they can use photos and maps, how sites and objects are recorded, and a brief archaeological history of Worcestershire. Participants will be able to find out more about techniques which they may have heard about from places such as TV's Time Team, using local sites as examples.

No previous knowledge or experience is needed, just some interest!

The workshops will be held at Bewdley Library on Thursday 14 April from 10am-12noon, and at Kidderminster Library from 10am-12noon on Friday 10 June.

Justin Hughes, from Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, said: "Many people are fascinated by archaeology, the processes and how we make sense of what we discover. This is a great opportunity to find out, particularly as we'll use lots of examples from Worcestershire and the Midlands."

Places are £60 and can be booked online through www.worcestershire.gov.uk/adultlearning

For more details ring 01905 766352 or email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk