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Discover the past with Derbyshire's own Time Team

This is an archived press release

Friday 28 December 2007

28 December 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 12.

The Archaeology Day at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, features specialists at the top of their field reporting on the latest investigations across Derbyshire and beyond.

One of the talks, by Jon Humble, from English Heritage, will cover recent work by Channel 4’s Time Team among the ruins of the medieval Codnor Castle, Amber Valley, for a programme to be broadcast on January 6.

Other intriguing topics include: “From Cave Dwellers to Gentlemen Anglers” about the National Trust South Peak estate by Peak District National Park survey archaeologist Alice Ullathorne, and “The search for Darley Abbey” by Clive Waddington, of Archaeological Research Services.

Paul Pettit, from the University of Sheffield, and Ian Wall from the Creswell Heritage Trust will be talking about the latest developments at Creswell Crags, and other speakers include Joan D’Arcy, Mike Butler and David Budge from the Derbyshire Archaeological Society.

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 (9.15am-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.

This is an archived press release

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