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Hands-On With Ancient Artefacts

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Saturday 12th January 2019
14:00 – 15:00, or 15:30 – 16:30

St Mary’s Church
Barnard Castle


What do archaeologists do with all the artefacts they find? This free workshop is your chance to get hands on and find out! Using real materials from a recent excavation, archaeologists from DigVentures will show you how to delicately clean, sort and identify ancient artefacts – and what they can tell us about the people who left them behind thousands of years ago.

No previous experience necessary. Suitable for ages 12+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).

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