Festival of British Archaeology
I just wanted to post a little note to publicise the fact that the Festival of British Archaeology 2009 is now running. The Festival is a fortnight-long series of events all around the country which involves local authorities, museums, community archaeology groups, archaeological contractors, and national bodies, especially the Council for British Archaeology.
Yesterday was Yeovil’s event, consisting of displays from South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Team, the Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society, South Somerset Archaeological Research Group, a number of local metal detectorists, and Somerset’s Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which was very well attended, and included a chance for children to make temporary mosaics using real Romano-British tesserae. For the rest of the fortnight, Somerset County Council have organised a community excavation on playing fields at nearby Ilchester, which was a very important Romano-British town.