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Scarborough Star Carr Festival: Sun 23 Sept

posted 7 Sep 2012, 15:39 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 15:14 ]
Starr Carr Festival Poster
 A free, fun day of activities for all the family

Sunday 23rd September 10am-4pm

Woodend Centre, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW
how to find it: map

The Starr Carr Archaeology Project team are holding an exciting family activity day where you can find out all about Star Carr and what life was like during the Mesolithic period.

Hear about the latest developments from excavations (including new work from this year) by Professor Nicky Milner
Listen to amazing stories about our ancestors by the internationally renowned storyteller and author of the graphic novel Mezolith, Ben Haggerty
Taste foods that the hunter gatherers would have eaten and design a Mesolithic menu
Discover rare artefacts in the Scarborough Museum Stores
Make footprint trails and find out what they tell archaeologists about you
Try digging for Stone Age finds like an archaeologist
And much more!
Come along, have a go and discover the amazing world of the Mesolithic

The day is free and there is something for everyone, whatever your age! Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.

Bookable events

There are some pre-bookable spaces available for the lectures by Professor Nicky Milner and the storytelling by Ben Haggerty.

Lectures by Professor Nicky Milner: 10.30am and 1.00pm

Storytelling by Ben Haggerty: 11.30am, 1.45pm, 3.00pm
(please note that the storytelling is aimed for children over 11 years of age)

Information will be posted on the Starr Carr Archaeology Project website ( ) about how to book in advance. There will also be places for booking on the day so if you haven't managed to reserve your place in advance come along on the day and head for the reception desk.


This event has been organised by the Department of Archaeology, University of York in collaboration with Scarborough Museums Trust and York Archaeological Trust.

It has been possible through the generous sponsorship of Hanson UK who operate the nearby Wykeham Quarry and the Vale of Pickering Research Trust.

Other participants and sponsors: University of Sheffield and Archaeology in Action, Young Archaeologists Club, Ben Haggerty