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Festival of Archaeology Youth Leader Activity: Marvellous Metals: getting hands-on with the past


Jul 24 2022


11:00 am - 4:30 pm

About The Event

Join us for this free activity day especially for Youth Leaders, as part of the Festival of Archaeology

Metal has played a huge part in the human past for thousands of years, from everyday nails and cutlery to ornate jewellery and armour. The technology to create metal objects, the raw materials and finished products have undertaken many journeys across time and landscapes.

This free activity day for youth leaders will explore metal in the past through a series of hands-on activities and live demonstrations. Participants will be joined by AncientCraft who will be casting Bronze Age artefacts on a charcoal fuelled furnace using leather bellows. They will create their own early medieval gilding with artist Jessica Elleray and join the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) from the British Museum to explore how metalwork from the archaeological record is recorded through a series of hands-on activities with real archaeological objects from their collection. The day will end with an introduction to a resource pack filled with fun and informative activities that you can undertake with your own youth groups.

Lunch will be provided free of charge and all participants will be eligible for a £20 travel bursary

Read more here.

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