Archaeology Day showcases exciting finds

Take a peek into the past and discover some of the Peak District and Derbyshire’s most fascinating archaeological discoveries and research.

Archaeology Day will be celebrated on Saturday January 13 at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre with presentations from researchers, archaeological contractors and community historians.

The event showcases discoveries and research over the last year. Topics include:

• A late Iron Age to Romano-British rural site at Highfields Farm, Findern
• Excavation of a late Iron Age and Roman metal production centre at Eckington
• Investigation of a hilltop enclosure at Lea Wood
• Approaches to medieval Chesterfield – recent sites at West Bars and Old Tupton.
• Latest findings from excavations at Castleton
• Farmsteads and landscapes in the Peak District
• Landscape history research at Ilam Hall

The annual Archaeology Day is organised by heritage teams from the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire County Council with support from Chesterfield Borough Council.

Anna Badcock, cultural heritage manager for the Peak District National Park, said: “The heritage of our area is so rich and diverse. Archaeology Day is a great way for people to find out about recent work and we also hope it plays a part in encouraging more of us to get out and about and discover something new in our special landscapes. Grab a map and go and explore some of our fantastic heritage sites!”

Archaeology Day is very popular and has sold out in previous years, so it’s essential to book.

The event is from 9.15am to 5.15pm and costs £11 (£8 unwaged). For more details, please call Chesterfield Information Centre on 01246 345777/8.

 

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