Wessex Archaeology is organising several events to take place during the Festival of British Archaeology 2013. We will also be displaying information and activities at several local archaeology events. Below is a summary of these events and links to find out more details.
Saturday 13th July 10am-4pm
Longforth Farm Archaeology Day
Wessex Archaeology is organising a free open day in Wellington, Somerset, on the site of a newly discovered medieval complex of buildings.
Sunday 14th July 11am-4pm
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Join us at the Archaeology and Conservation Fair where you can meet 20 local organisations involved in archaeology and find out about fieldwork opportunities, careers, courses, clubs for children, local societies and museums. There will be something for everyone including: fun activities for children; a chance to handle objects from local museums; a fascinating programme of 10 minute talks; advice on careers and work experience; volunteering opportunities; tours of the conservation labs and demonstrations of the new Historic Environment Register.
Wednesday 17th July 10am-4:30pm
Behind the Scenes at Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury
Book a free tour of our Salisbury office, a former RAF base near Old Sarum. A chance to meet the specialists and see some of our rare artefacts.
Saturday 20th July 10am-4pm
Barrow Clump Open Day
Free day out. Discover amazing archaeology and spectacular artefacts at Barrow Clump, a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery being excavated by injured soldiers and Wessex Archaeology as part of Operation Nightingale. Experience a real archaeological dig site; witness the discovery of Saxon burials; meet archaeologists and learn about our work; view some fascinating artefacts from the excavation; handle replica Saxon artefacts from Wiltshire Museum; get hands on in our ‘mini digs’; make and decorate your own clay pot; meet Channel 4’s Time Team favourite Phil Harding.
27th July 10am-4pm
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum Archaeology Day
Archaeology for all: discover whether you have the skills to be an archaeologist; meet our Anglo-Saxon ancestors with living history group Centingas; activities for all the family.
Sunday 28th July 11am-4pm
Rockbourne Archaeology Day
Free day out at Rockbourne Roman Villa. In 1942, Rockbourne Roman Villa was discovered by a ferret and a farmer, 70 years on and its your turn! Join us for a celebration of the area's archaeological heritage. Find out more about our HLF funded project, The RockDam Community Project, and explore the site with Musa, the villa's mistress. There will be lots to see and do for all ages at this unique and fascinating archaeological site.
To find out about other FBA events near you click here