Digging up the past: MK Archaeology Day 2015

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Next month sees the return of the ever popular annual Archaeology Day at Milton Keynes Central Library.

Now in its ninth year this free event opens at 10am on Saturday 14 November with a wide range of activities, workshops and displays to enjoy.

MK Archaeology Day 2015

MK Archaeology Day 2015

This year’s attractions include talks on projects from further afield, including an amazingly well-preserved Bronze Age settlement in Cambridgeshire and ‘The London’ a 17th century warship lying in the Thames estuary.

Nick Crank, from the council’s Conservation & Archaeology Team, said: “There’s something for everyone at Archaeology Day, with Cotswold Archaeology hosting a ‘hands on’ archaeology workshop for young people, the fascinating collections of finds from the Magiovinium Metal Detectors or the displays from local Community Archaeology Groups”

“It’s well worth a visit.”

The full programme of events is as follows:

- In the Library Foyer from 10am: Finds ID by the Portable Antiquities Scheme teamCommunity Groups CLASP, UNAS, Maids Moreton Mound & Metal Detecting Finds displays by Magiovinium Metal Detector Club In the Lending Library

- 10am-3pm: Hands-on Archaeology Workshop: Ages 8+, Cotswold Archaeology host sessions Wing Heritage Project displays on a drop-in basis. Talks in the ground floor Event Space.

- 10.30am: The London: The archaeology of a 17th-century warship at risk – John Dillon &

- 2pm: Must Farm: the Pompeii of the Bronze Age – Mark Knight / Selina Davenport, Sally Evans, Cotswold Archaeology

Cambridge Archaeological Unit In the Children’s Library

- 11-11.30am: ‘Digging Dinosaurs’: Stories, Songs and Rhymes, age seven and under