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Worcestershire celebrates Archaeology Day 2022

Photograph: Medieval jug depicting a knight on horseback, which is the first of its kind identified in Worcestershire (credit: WAAS). Published Wednesday, 9th November 2022

The Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is hosting its annual Archaeology Day event on 19 November.

The event will include talks from staff and guests about excavations, discoveries and projects around Worcestershire. The programme covers a wide variety of topics, from the fascinating Worcester Life Stories project to tales from a Zooarchaeologist.

There will be 8 talks across the day and one of those talks will be about the Temple Laugherne excavation. Temple Laugherne is on the edge of Worcester, where a medieval hamlet and (previously unrecorded) chapel were found.

Vicky Fletcher, Community Project Officer, said, "This is a great opportunity to find out more about the exciting archaeological projects that have been taking place across Worcestershire over the past year. With a full and varied programme there is something for everyone."

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Communities at Worcestershire County Council, said: "Our Archaeology Day is always very popular as it is a wonderful opportunity to find out about projects and digs which have been taking place, and to inspire residents to get involved in future community archaeological projects. "

During the day, there will also be a chance to sign up for the West Midlands Buildings at Risk project and get hands on with archaeological animal bones!

The day runs from 10am to 5pm at The Hive in Worcester and includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Tickets are £22 and can be booked online.

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