Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Event - Children invited to dig into the past of town (Southwell)

ENTHUSIASTS will be digging into the past of historic Southwell next month – and everyone can join in.

The project to uncover more information about the town's past will be led by Southwell Community Archaeology Group and the University of Nottingham's Department of Archaeology.

Plans for the day include the excavation of two archaeological 'test pits' where it is hoped finds or features will be brought to light. There will be plenty of opportunity to speak to the archaeologists and excavators about what has been found.

There is no charge and youngsters under parental supervision are welcome to take part in activities.

Southwell Archaeology will present a display including more information about the Burgage Earthworks Project.

The university will display finds from last year's test pit project in the town as well as offering an opportunity to sign up for this year's season in June.

Visitors are invited to bring in any object found in the garden and get it identified. There will be a prize for the most interesting.

The Community Archaeology Day takes place at the Hearty Goodfellow pub, Church Street, on Saturday, May 12.

For more information contact info@southwellarchaeology.org.uk or call 07786 521512.

From: http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Children-invited-dig-past-town/story-15959153-detail/story.html

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