City Council invites community to celebrate Milton Keynes Archaeology Day

    Milton Keynes City Council is celebrating the return of its annual FREE Archaeology Day at Milton Keynes Central Library on 4 November.

    The city council is inviting history enthusiasts and curious minds to visit the event and learn about the rich archaeological heritage of Milton Keynes and beyond.

    Featuring hands-on activities and talks on finds from recent development sites in Milton Keynes (as well as the discovery of the lavish Saxon burial from Harpole, Northamptonshire which hit the headlines internationally) the event opens at 10am on Saturday 4th November.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to explore fascinating artifacts, learn about ancient civilisations and engage with experts passionate about unearthing secrets of the past.

    Entry is completely free and families are encouraged to come along for a fun day of learning and activities. The programme includes:

    • Activities for children (recommended age 8+) and adults
    • Interactive sessions (drop-in between 10am – 3pm)
    • Talk on Bronze Age Barrows, Iron Age Settlement and a Roman Farmstead in Milton Keynes East (1:30pm) – Mark Hinman and Conor Roycroft, Pre-Construct Archaeology
    • Talk on South Caldecotte: Excavations on the periphery of Magiovinium Roman Town (2:20pm) – Kathy Pilkinton, Albion Archaeology
    • Talk on The Harpole Treasure: excavating early medieval Britain’s most significant female burial (3pm) – Paul Thompson, Museum of London Archaeology

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