The Bamburgh Research Project has created a programme of free archaeology activities to run alongside the excavation this year. You can learn a little more about the background to this in an earlier blog post: Bamburgh Outreach 2018
Below is a list of forthcoming events that you can get involved with:
Bamburgh Village Archaeology Activities
Join us at the Cricket Pavilion in Bamburgh Village 2-4 p.m. on Monday 26th of June, Monday 2nd and 9th of July and Tuesday 17th of July.
We will be undertaking hands-on artefact work, including finds washing, sorting and illustration. We will also be displaying some of our more interesting and significant finds from the excavation. Everyone is welcome!
Bamburgh Village Lecture Series
Join us at the Cricket Pavilion in Bamburgh Village 7-8 p.m. We will be delivering the following free lectures:
Tuesday 26th June: Life and death at the early medieval palace of Bamburgh: the results of the excavation of the Bowl Hole cemetery site by Graeme Young
Tuesday 3rd July: Forging Castle Space: Anglo-Saxon Metalworking at Bamburgh Castle by Julie Polcrack
Tuesday 10th July: Searching for humour in dark places: an investigation of humoral theory in the Early Medieval by Tom Fox
Tom’s lecture will explore scientific means of investigating human remains to better understand their diet, culture and society.
Tuesday 17th of July: The Excavation of Bamburgh Castle: an end of season overview by Graeme Young
Grave cuts been photographed by one of the past directors, Phil Wood, in the Bowl Hole cemetery
Bamburgh Castle Trench-Side Activities
The BRP will also be running daily trench side activities Saturday-Thursday every week until July 18th. These will take place 11 – 1 p.m. and again from 2 – 4 p.m.
If you are visiting Bamburgh Castle please visit us in the West Ward where you can see the excavation underway and undertake hands-on artefact activities. These will run on the trench side and in our bell tent. Activities include finds washing, sorting and illustration, handling and working with pottery or bone and displays of significant finds from the site.
Note: not all activities will run everyday and as these are undertaken outside it maybe necessary to cancel due to bad weather.
If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org