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Hands-on Archaeology

10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 23 March
11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

University of Cambridge Student Services, New Museums Site Bene't Street, CB2 3PT

Some of the team from the Department of Archaeology, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit will be showcasing the variety of research within archaeology, through a range of hands-on activities across the weekend.

We will have:

* Amazing replica artefacts from the site of Must Farm (Saturday and Sunday).
* A selection of fascinating finds from across the region for you to get up close and personal with (Saturday and Sunday).
* Ceramics from digs in Nigeria (Sunday).
* Casts of skulls of non-human primates and ancient hominins (Saturday and Sunday).
* You will also be able to take part in our ‘Map Stories’ activities by joining our team from Mapping Archaeological Heritage in South Asia (Saturday).
* PhD student Madison Bennett will share techniques about the process of parchment making, and there’ll be opportunities for you to get hands-on using pumice stones to smooth the parchments and then have a go at writing on them, too!

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Society, Discovery
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details
Image copyright: Lydia Clough

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