Excavations, Geophys and Archives

Three items of news are given below – please scroll down

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First, the Beyond the Castle project at Lancaster’s Castle Hill

Twelve days of archaeological excavation re planned this summer, with opportunities for volunteers to help out with the dig – previous experience not required.

Friday 27th May 2 – 5 pm  View finds from this and previous excavations with Finds Officer Dot Boughton (Lancashire Museums Service)  

Sat 28th May 2 – 4 pm  Meet a Roman Soldier and learn about life in the Roman Army; children must be accompanied, no charge.

Sat 28th May 2 – 3 pm  Tour of the excavation site with the lead archaeologist Jason Wood.

Tuesday 31st May 2 – 3 pm Tour of the excavation sit with the lead archaeologist Jason Wood Daily 5 pm  Review of the day for the site team/ volunteers; the public can listen in.

Dig with us: Many hands make light work. Please get in touch if you want to help out on the excavation (previous experience not required, 18+)     Come and visit: Watch the excavation, view our pop up exhibition and talk to our volunteers
To get involved please contact Lucia Marquart (Site Supervisor and named organiser): Lucia.Marquart@lancashire.gov.uk, 07887 831154

Next, Free Training in Documentary and Archaeological research

The Morecambe Bay Partnership are organising training days for research on the Glasson/Cockerham area, at Thurnham Village Hall on 28th May and 4th June.  Details here

http://www.morecambebay.org.uk/events/understanding-bay-glasson-workshop2016

There is also an opportunity to come and get involved in Geophysical survey at Jenny Brown’s Point – details not yet available, but the link is here

http://www.morecambebay.org.uk/events/understanding-bay-geophy-training-jbp

Finally, please note the new opening hours at Lancashire Archives, from 4th July 2016.  The hours are reduced from 42.5 to 30 hours a week – but note late night opening on the second Tuesday of the month.
Monday                     CLOSED

Tuesday                    9.30-5.00 – open until 7.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month

Wednesday              9.30-5.00

Thursday                  9.30-5.00

Friday                        9.30-5.00

Saturday                   10.00-4.00 on the second Saturday of each month only

Blog posted by Bill Shannon

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