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Dig into Worcestershire’s history at Worcestershire Archaeology Day

An image of archive reception area Published Tuesday, 9th November 2021

Worcestershire Archaeology Day returns on November 20 with an exciting event celebrating recent archaeological excavations, projects and research.

The annual event has been running for over 30 years and will come back to The Hive following a break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The day will include a series of talks by members of staff and community groups, as well as a look at recent archaeological excavations and projects.

Paul Hudson, Outreach manager at Worcestershire County Council, said, "Our Archaeology Day is always very popular as it is a great chance to find out about projects and digs which have been taking place. After a break last year we are pleased to be able to come back again this year."

The event will be held on Level 0 in The Hive and booking is now open for talks.

Talks include:

  • Fascinating Finds 2020/21
  • A Wetland Landscape – later prehistoric waterlogged remains and burnt mounds at Worcester Six
  • Iron Age farm at Welland
  • Roman decapitation cemetery
  • Portable Antiquities Scheme
  • Putting the pieces together: excavation at Main Street, Sedgeberrow
  • Protection marks in buildings
  • Worcester Charter 400 – Linking Documentary Sources to surviving buildings

The Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service has recently been nominated for the Archaeological Achievement Awards.

The team has been nominated for two categories in the National awards – Engagement & Participation and Learning, training, and skills. The nomination comes for their work on the Foresters' Forest Buried Heritage project. 

Tickets for Archaelogy Day are £20.

To book tickets visit the Events pages of the Explore The Past website.

 

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