Friday, 26 August 2011

Dig! – Archaeology in Action at The Forum – Sunday, September 4

BBC Dig! with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, Norwich HEART, The Mo: Sheringham Museum, Norfolk Family Learning, Sedgeford excavation, Caistor Roman Town, The Forum and The Millennium Library are staging a free Archaeology in Action day at The Forum.

Activities include:

drop-in session with archaeologists and local finds officers who will be on hand to discuss your discoveries.

artefacts excavated from Sedgeford - see items from the Anglo Saxon settlement and cemetery on display including skeletons of the people who were buried there.

handling geological specimens.

children’s activities including storytelling, pot making, rock painting and making fossils to take home.

drop in sessions run by Norwich HEART exploring the archaeology of Norwich – what the excavations unearthed and what were the people like who lived there?

talk by Dr Will Bowden project leader at Caistor Roman Town excavation at 2pm in the Millennium Library.

view over 55,000 records that make up the historic environment of Norfolk.

This is just one of a series of ancient and archaeology themed events taking place across Norfolk. Full details can be found at www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/dig and www.bbc.co.uk/handsonhistory .