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Young Archaeologists Uncover the Past

15 January 2019

Children as young as seven are getting hands on with history as founding members of a new archaeology club

From the Roman era to the present day, Young Archaeologists’ Club delves deeper into the hidden past of Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Members, aged between seven and 11, meet monthly to explore different aspects of archaeology, learn new skills and see the past from a new perspective.

The new club has been established by The Auckland Project, the latest in a nationwide network of Young Archaeologists’ Clubs, co-ordinated by educational charity, the Council for British Archaeology.

Sessions to date have included a visit to Binchester Roman Fort where the young historians got up close with Roman ruins, had a go at identifying archaeological finds and learned to write Latin phrases with Roman-style ink made from ash.

At the latest meeting of the Young Archaeologists’ Club in January, children explored the archaeology of battlefields and had a go with a magnetic susceptibility meter, a piece of archaeological equipment used to learn more about the remnants and signs left behind on sites such as battlefields.

Young Archaeologists’ Club sessions are £2 each and run throughout the year. Places are limited so booking is essential, to book please email, bookings@aucklandproject.org or call 01388 743 797.

See the dates for our sessions

15 Jan 2019 Young Archaeologists' Club

20 Dec 2018 Christmas Holidays

20 Dec 2018 Mining Art Gallery Christmas Offer

20 Dec 2018 Hello to Our New Trustee

4 Dec 2018 Auckland Tower's First Month

22 Nov 2018 Mining Art Gallery Award

8 Nov 2018 National Gallery Masterpiece Tour

6 Nov 2018 West Mural Tower

22 Oct 2018 Auckland Tower Now Open

15 Oct 2018 The Big Draw

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