Pop-Up Archaeology Day

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Have you ever wanted to find out what exactly an Archaeologist does? The types of materials they study? The issues they investigate? Or what it’s like to work on excavations of different periods across the World? The people who study and research archaeology at the University of Manchester will be popping up around Campus to celebrate and communicate the exciting projects and research that is undertaken at the Archaeology department. A range of workshops and interactive sessions will be available (alongside opportunities to just drop by and have a chat!) between 10am-3:30pm on Wednesday the 9th of December.

Here are a few of the things we have planned:

  • Artefact handling sessions
  • Demonstrations on how Archaeologists use geophysical techniques, human and faunal remains to find out about the past.
  • Take part in our research: visit Jennifer Chow’s conservation experiment on the Mary Rose and give feedback
  • Take a walking tour of Whitworth Park with Dr Melanie Giles (Co-Director of the Whitworth Park Community Archaeology and History Project)
  • Make your own prehistoric polished stone axe
  • Look out for screenings of and posters on our amazing projects and research
  • Buy an Archaeology book at the ArchSoc book sale

You can also join us to hear about the interesting research undertaken by our students at the Meet our Researchers Seminar (Lecture Theatre G19, Mansfield Cooper, 4-5:30pm)

For more information, check out our Facebook page: Facebook.com/We Are Archaeology Mcr

Look out for us around campus!

Outside University Place – Roscoe Building Foyer – Mansfield Cooper Building

A timetable of events will be available on the 9th from our Information Stall outside University Place.