Visitors dig council Archaeology Day

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Hundreds of intrepid explorers visited this year’s MK Archaeology Day – now in its sixth year.

The annual event, which is held at Central Milton Keynes Library, included talks from big names in the archaeology field including Time Team’s medieval pottery expert Paul Blinkhorn.

There were also stands and displays by city societies, archaeological units, metal detectorists and the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

In the afternoon Cecily Cropper of MFL Archaeology spoke about forensic archaeology.

Senior archaeological officer, Nick Crank, said: “The day has grown in popularity since it started, and this year was no exception. Having Paul Blinkhorn was a bonus but the afternoon speaker, the displays and children’s activities were also very popular, proving there’s a real appetite for finding out more about the borough’s history.”

For those who couldn’t make the day a new exhibition on Archaeology including Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon artefacts can be viewed at the Discover MK area until January 7 next year.

Councillor David Hopkins, the Cabinet member responsible, said: “Milton Keynes has a wealth of fantastic history, with so many fascinating finds in the borough over the years, and it was really satisfying that there was yet another huge turnout for our annual Archaeology Day.”

For more visit the website at www.discovermiltonkeynes.co.uk/archaeology-mk.html.

Councillor David Hopkins, the Cabinet member responsible, said: “Milton Keynes has a wealth of fantastic history, with so many fascinating finds in the borough over the years, and it was really satisfying that there was yet another huge turnout for our annual Archaeology Day.”