Archaeology in the City put on a couple of thoroughly enjoyable days!
This two-day festival was a celebration of local research and local heritage and offered the public an opportunity to join in with some free hands-on activities, demonstrations and talks, held in and around the Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods. Both days were a great success with around 1200 visitors joining us over the two days. Thanks to both the public and all the volunteers (and the sunshine) for making this such a wonderful two days!
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Osteology – What can skeletons tell us about the past?
Lectures in the discovery centre
Young archaeologists in the craft area
Protoarchaeologist explains ancient metallurgy
This two-day festival is a celebration of local research and local heritage which offers the public an opportunity to join in with free hands-on activities, demonstrations and talks, held in and around the Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods. Regular 15-minute presentations within the Discovery Centre running alongside the ongoing events throughout the two day festival.
How have native animals shaped our landscape and diets? Look at animal bones with our researchers.
Come and learn how osteologists understand past population health, diet and lifestyles from human remains.
Arts and crafts:
Get hands-on with our ancient local industries and participate in Iron Age furnace building, iron smelting, bronze casting, basket weaving and pottery making and firing.
Performances will take place throughout the event. Find out about our local musical heritage by talking with the musicians.
Access your local and national heritage from your own living room. Find out how you and your family can get involved in future archaeological explorations in and around Sheffield with 3D artifact modeling.
For the kids:
There will also be a series of activities running throughout the two days for younger children as well, this will include pottery making, sand pit excavations, den building, archaeological trails and history comic book colouring in.
For timetable of events Click Here
For the facebook event Click Here
Ancient Oak to Sheffield Steel