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Archaeology Day at Michelham Priory, 6 August. Family Dig with our expert archaeologists.Finds processing,... http://t.co/QwWaxMqzFl
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About the Festival of Archaeology

Mesolithic Day at King's Manor, YorkYou can get hands-on with the past this summer with over 1,000 events across the UK bringing our archaeology to life from 12-27 July 2014.

The Festival of Archaeology - coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) - encourages everyone to explore the archaeology of their local area, watch experts at work, and experience archaeology for themselves.

Dig visits and open days give the whole family the chance to try their hand at techniques such as digging and identifying finds and experience the excitement of archaeology.

Enjoy farm and woodland-themed activities, talks on the latest discoveries and expert-led walks. Tours of sites and buildings from recent centures bring our industrial past to life - you can even visit a nuclear bunker and find out how the Victorians made ice cream.

Experience life as a Roman, Greek and Egyptian, with living history, warfare demonstrations, food tasting and mosaic making. Learn about the technology behind archaeology and have a go at rock art recording and photogrammetry, or take part in a geocaching trail on the Wales Coast Path or cleaning up a stone circle in Cornwall.

As ever, the Festival will kick off the summer holidays with hundreds of activities to help you and your family to enjoy archaeology together. Look up what's on in your area using our online Events Search

Enjoy archaeology all year round

If you enjoy the Festival why not check out Scottish Archaeology Month which takes place in September every year. More details can be found on Archaeology Scotland's website here.

Join us!

Join the UK's leading archaeology charity, the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and keep up with the latest discoveries and events.

Receive British Archaeology, our flagship magazine, and our members' newsletter direct to your door, plus offers, special events and plenty of ways to get involved in your local area. Options for adults start from just £3.00 a month. Order your membership pack today!

Family membership offer

Discover archaeology together this summer with family membership of the Council for British Archaeology and our Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC), the only UK club for young people between 8 and 16.

Your budding Indiana Jones can enjoy Young Archaeologist, our club magazine, plus free access to hundreds of heritage sites around Britain with our YAC pass. Local branches offer hands-on archaeology activities across the UK.

Use our Festival special offer to get 3 months' family membership for free! Join before 31 July 2014 for just £3.60 a month - and receive an extra copy of British Archaeology magazine!

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA)

The CBA is working tirelessly to help safeguard Britain’s historic environment, from prehistoric and medieval sites to industrial structures and 20th century buildings. We provide opportunities for everyone to discover and learn from archaeology, and get involved. Membership makes a vital contribution to our funding so we can continue our work speaking up for archaeology and showing decision-makers that archaeology matters! Join the CBA and help us to give our past a future.