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Bringing archaeology to life

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Friday 9 January 2009

09 January 2009

Bringing archaeology to life

Derbyshire’s own version of the Bonekickers and Time Team will take to the stage to talk about their work and latest finds.

The Derbyshire Archaeology Day on Saturday 24 January will feature experts talking about archaeological projects that have been carried out across the county.

The presentations will include a look at archaeological work at:

  • A recently discovered Neolithic site on Stanton Moor
  • High Rake Mine, near Great Hucklow
  • Various sites in Derby
  • The Long Eaton Lace Factories Conservation Area

Bronze Age metalwork recovered from the River Trent in South Derbyshire will also be discussed. There will also be a presentation on the successful protests that took place to protect important archaeological sites that had been threatened by plans to re-open Lees Cross and Endcliffe quarries in the Peak District.

The event is being jointly organised by the Peak District National Park Authority, Derbyshire County Council and Chesterfield Borough Council. It will be held at the Pomegranate Theatre in Corporation Street, Chesterfield from 9.15am to 5.15pm.

Places on the archaeology day can be booked in advance by ringing 01246 345727 or visiting Chesterfield Museum, St Mary’s Gate. The event costs £10 for those in employment and £5 for the unemployed and pensioners.  

Ken Smith, cultural heritage manager for the Peak District National Park Authority, will chair the afternoon session of the event.

He said: “We hold this increasingly popular event every year for anyone interested in archaeology to find out about the wide range of projects which are happening in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

“We have a range of speakers from local authorities, universities, consultancies and archaeological groups who will share their experiences and the results of their wide-ranging work.”

This is an archived press release

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