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The University of Southampton

Discover the secrets of the past

Published: 9 July 2008

Go back in time and discover more about the past at the University of Southampton’s fun-packed archaeology day.

Create your own coracle, make a stone tool or craft a coil pottery pot at the special event organised by the University as part of National Archaeology Week.

The day aims to promote the subject of archaeology among the general public by getting them involved in hands-on activities.

Dr Louise Revell, from the University’s archaeology department, said: “Visitors to the event will get the chance to have a go at archaeology themselves and to find out more about the local archaeological past.

“They will be able to discover more about the past through geophysics where we investigate beneath the earth without excavation and children will be able to get involved in a quiz about animal bones.”

Experts will be on hand to identify pottery and stone tools which people bring along.

Hampshire County Council will also be at the event with their Historic Environment Record so visitors can find out more about the area where they live.

The archaeology day takes place at the School of Humanities, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, on Saturday 12 July from 11am to 5pm.

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