Join Wessex Archaeology at Exeter Quay this week where we will be carrying out a small excavation to investigate the early phases of quayside development. Visitors will have the chance to witness the excavation in action and see any finds that might be uncovered. You will also be able to handle a range of artefacts from different periods and take part in hands-on activities including sandpit digs and clay pot making!
The archaeological work being carried out at Exeter Quay is designed to inform the Exeter Flood Defence project team (a partnership of the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council) when they make decisions about flood defence alignments in this area. This will ensure that our cultural heritage is appropriately considered.
This FREE event will be taking place at:
on Tuesday 30th September 2014
and Wednesday 1st October 2014
Find out more about how to get to the Quay and where to park on the Exeter City Council website.
For further information regarding the Exeter flood defence scheme please visit www.gov.uk and search for ‘Exeter flood’.
You can also follow the project on Twitter @EnvAgencySW