Festival of Archaeology open day at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Yorkshire and Humberside | South Yorkshire
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Festival of Archaeology open day at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Periods: Prehistory, Saxons and Vikings, Romans, Medieval
Talk or lectureExhibition or displayHands-on activityFinds identification or archaeological skillsFamily fun

Come along to our Festival of Archaeology Open Day to learn more about the archaeology of the local area. After the success of last years event, the festival is back and we have even more activities for you to take part in!

There are lots of interactive, hands on activities to get involved with:

- archaeological artefact handling tables
- flint knapping demonstration
- iron smelt in a reconstruction of an Age Bloomery Furnace (help bellow and crush the ore, then see us birth the iron bloom at 3pm!)
- excavate through replica coprolite and find out what people ate in the past
- investigate Stone Age food and clothing (get hands on and dress up)
- aretacts on display from Sykehouse (first time on display!)
craft activities
- create Bronze Age style pinch pots to take home

There will also be a talk about Sykehouse and the archaeology of the area at 1pm

There will also be a number of stalls including face painting, ice cream and sweets.

This year we are focusing on the local Archaeological site of Sykehouse, which has evidence ranging from the Stone Age through to Anglo-Saxon. Come along to see and handle archaeological artefacts from the site and find out ways you could get involved with future projects!

Event details

Booking details: You do not need to book this event
Fee details: This event is free to attend

Dates and times

Sat 22nd Jul 2017 11:00-15:45

Venues and locations

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE


Tel: 01302 734293
Email: Yvette.Marks@doncaster.gov.uk
Directions: Near the civic building.

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