This is an archived press release
Tuesday 2 January 2007
2 January 2007
Discover the past with Derbyshire’s own Time Team
Anyone interested in Derbyshire’s deepest past should go along to the county’s annual Archaeology Day on Saturday January 13.
The day-long series of talks at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, will include specialists at the top of their field reporting on their latest investigations across Derbyshire and beyond.
Among them is the recent winner of the top accolade in British archaeology, the Silver Trowel Award. He is Dr John Barnatt, senior survey archaeologist with the Peak District National Park Authority, whose lecture, “Gardom’s Edge Revisited,” will delve into the bronze age settlements that lie within one of the National Park’s most spectacular landscapes.
Other intriguing topics include: “Not just a car park – prehistoric potential at the Gliding Club, Great Hucklow” – with Stella McGuire and Helen Ullathorne, and “Medieval Derbyshire Parks” from Sue Woore and Mary Wiltshire.
Other speakers include Jon Humble and Keith May, from English Heritage, and Andrew Chamberlain, from the University of Sheffield.
The Archaeology Day will also be marked with the launch of the latest edition of “Archaeology and Conservation in Derbyshire,” an annual magazine featuring recent heritage initiatives in the county and Peak District.
Archaeology Day (9.30am-5.15pm) is organised by the Peak District National Park Authority, Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.
Pre-booking is recommended. Enrolment is £8 (£4 for the unwaged) from Chesterfield Museum, St Mary’s Gate, or call 01246 345727.