National Archaeology Week

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The aim of this annual event is for young people and their families to be encouraged to visit sites of archaeological/historical interest or museums/heritage and resource centres, to see archaeology in action and take part in activities on-site. Activities typically include: site tours, excavations, artefact handling, surveying, coin striking, themed food, Roman games, object identification, prehistoric crafts, flint knapping, finds washing, treasure hunts, mosaic making, etc. It also provides an excellent opportunity for the promotion of venues and for encouraging people to join in the work of their local societies. Last year 320 sites participated in the event, bringing in over 100,000 visitors. The dates for NAW are the 15th to 23rd July. Contact the York office for further details.

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