The online festival of archaeology continues this week: See archived story Festival of Archaeology Starts Today
A Potted History – the Iron Age / Roman transition in Hampshire
This is a collaboration between Wessex Archaeology and Hampshire Cultural Trust.
A series of short films are being released over the week and culminate in a live question and answer session on Friday 17 July, 12.30-1.30pm.
Videos are released daily online from Sunday 12 July. View at Culture on Call .
Sign up for the Q&A and submit your questions in advance at A Potted History – the Iron Age / Roman transition in Hampshire Live Q&A (part 6 of 6
Arno the Archaeologist
Wessex Archaeology will conclude their digital events programme for the Festival of Archaeology with a family friendly story telling session; Arno the Archaeologist.
The story and illustrations were created by Wessex Archaeology staff to introduce archaeology to children under 7, both at home and in schools.
The production will premiere on the Wessex Archaeology YouTube channel on Saturday 18th July at 9am, https://youtu.be/35MZw-LeRjA .
Council for British Archaeology Executive Director Neil Redfern said:
“Archaeology has always responded to the world in which we exist, and this year is no different. By hosting a digital festival, we hope to bring something new and dynamic to how we engage and participate as archaeologists.
“We want to go beyond just cancelling or postponing our summer event to ensure that an important date in many people’s diaries remains at this crucial time for all those working, volunteering, or studying in the archaeology sector.”
The Festival is the largest annual festival to celebrate archaeological heritage in the UK. Now in its 29th year the Festival of Archaeology has grown from a single day to a two-week event which is normally held in July.
Wessex Archaeology Community & Education Manager Samuel Fieldhouse said:
“Our activities have a broad enough range so that there is something for everyone, from toddlers to professional archaeologists. The digital nature of this year’s festival and our partnership with the CBA gives Wessex Archaeology the opportunity to reach a much wider audience than previous years and we find that very exciting.”
For more information on the digital launch events and to book visit Festival of Archaeology