On Thursday the July 23rd The Collection in association with Heritage Lincolnshire is hosting an Archaeology Day. This is the Collection's third annual Archaeology Day and is run as part of the Council of
British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology. It will run from 10am to 4.30pm. All the talks and almost all the activities are free, though some activities you do need to book on the day.
We will be there!
In the Clore education room in the Usher Gallery we will be hosting some activities for younger budding archaeologists. There will be the skeleton activity where kids get to dig up a human skeleton (it is not real I am assured) which was buried with grave goods and record their finds. There will also be a Forensic Facial Reconstruction activity is using plastic skulls and clay to reconstruct faces. This is suitable for children of all ages.
At 3pm in the Auditorium, Brian Porter will be giving a talk on our recent projects including work at Sudbrooke, the test pit project along Ermine Street, and the Medieval Graffiti Project.
We also have a stand outlining our new local archaeology projects in the museum.