Catch up with the past at 2013 Archaeology Day

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Thursday 6 December 2012

People can find out what archaeologists have been discovering in Derbyshire and the Peak District over the past year at Archaeology Day 2013.

Taking place at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Saturday January 19, the day will include presentations on:

  • Tracing the original site of Bakewell’s High Cross and a medieval road – volunteers took part in a three-week community dig
  • New evidence of pre-historic settlements in Waterswallows Lane, Buxton
  • Purpose-built workers’ housing in the Derwent Valley following the industrial revolution
  • A survey of Derbyshire cross slab grave covers by a consultant sepulchrologist
  • Heritage at risk – an overview of the past 15 years in Derbyshire and the Peak District
  • The Hallaton Treasure – an Iron Age hoard discovered just over the border in Leicestershire.

The annual Archaeology Day is organised by heritage teams from the Peak District National Park Authority, Derbyshire County Council and Chesterfield Borough Council.

Ken Smith, national park cultural heritage manager, said: “This event is enormously popular, with people coming back year after year. It is a chance for Derbyshire and Peak District residents to catch up with the work of archaeologists in their area, from both the public and private sector.

“Often their work with volunteers from local historical and archaeological groups produces some of the most exceptional results, and people who’ve been involved are naturally interested in hearing more about them.”

The day, from 9.15am-5.15pm, costs £12 (£8 for unwaged). Pre-booking is essential as the event has sold out for the past three years – call Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727 for a booking form.

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