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Recent discoveries in Derbyshire and the Peak District to be revealed at the annual Archaeology Day

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Thursday 23 November 2023

Prehistoric remains uncovered at the dig at SheldonSome of the Peak District and Derbyshire’s most fascinating recent archaeological discoveries and research are to be revealed at the annual Derbyshire Archaeology Day.

From prehistoric remains at Sheldon (pictured) to news of the Roman fort near Bradwell, plus Medieval Shirebrook, the hidden heritage of Holbrook, and insights from ancient DNA – there’s a huge range of interests and topics being covered.

The line-up of speakers includes experts from leading specialist organisations: Tristan Cousins from York Archaeology, Alison James and Michael Lobb from MSDS Marine, and Thomas Booth from The Crick Institute.

Anna Badcock, Cultural Heritage team manager at the Peak District National Park, said: “Derbyshire Archaeology Day provides a great opportunity for people to find out about new conservation and archaeological discoveries over the last year or so in Derbyshire and the wider Peak District.

“This year, we’re really excited to learn how the study of ancient DNA can shed light on the lives of people from thousands of years ago and help us to understand more about their relationships, trade and migration. It also highlights the value of our museum collections as we re-examine old assemblages using state of the art scientific techniques.”

Tickets are available now for this highly popular annual all-day event at the Winding Wheel, in Chesterfield, on Saturday 20 January, 2024.

Prices are: waged £12.20; unwaged/student £9.20; under 16s are free. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person, from the venue.

The event is organised by the Peak District National Park Authority, Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.

This is an archived press release

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