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Festival of British Archaeology 2012

posted 9 Jul 2012, 08:16 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 30 Jul 2012, 06:42 ]

There are lots of events in Yorkshire during the Festival which runs from Saturday 14 July to Sunday 29 July.

The Festival showcases the very best of British archaeology, by presenting over 750 special events organised and hosted by museums, heritage organisations, national and countryside parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists across the UK. You don’t have to be an archaeologist to join in - the Festival gives everyone the opportunity to learn about their local heritage, see archaeology in action, and get hands on with history.

The events kick off the summer holidays and range from excavation open days, behind-the-scenes tours and workshops, to guided walks, talks and finds identifications, family fun days, and more.

Many are listed on our calendar. The full list can be found on the Festival website at

In addition, the first week of the Festival sees the launch of a major new ITV1 programme, Britain’s Secret Treasures, co-hosted by historian Bettany Hughes. For more see