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National Archaeology Week 15th-23rd July 2006
Saturday 15th July, 2006
A day of activities at Powysland Museum, Canal Wharf, Welshpool
National Archaeology Week is organised by the Council for British Archaeology and the Young Archaeologists’ Club and is aimed at families throughout the UK. Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust and Powysland Museum are holding a combined event at Powysland Museum on Saturday 15th July from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
We will be looking at 'What Archaeologists Do', demonstrating excavation and how sites are found and interpreted, and 'The Romans', with artefacts to inspect and replica armour to dress up in!
* Try your hand at 'making' a cropmark
* Find ancient artefacts in a mock excavation
* Watch a slide show about the archaeology of mid- and northeast Wales.
* Any archaeology in your back garden? Find out on CPAT's Historic Environment Record (HER).
* Finds Roadshow! People are also invited to bring along artefacts for identification by CPAT and museum, staff. A Handling Collection of artefacts will be available for study by the public.
For further information and advice please contact one of the following,
If you can't wait for National Archaeology Day then try clicking on the coloured spots on the map below to sample some of CPAT's data for WelshpoolThe light blue spots will lead you to information in the SMR database, and the purple ones to photographs. Most of these photos are part of a survey carried out in 1992 - can you tell which are which and, if you know Welshpool, what has changed in the past ten years?