Mick Astons Young Archaeologists (Somerset)

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30th September: MAYA Family Archaeology Day

MAYA Family Archaeology Day at the Museum of Somerset in conjunction with the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Finds handling and identification, tours around Taunton Castle, sand pit dig and lots more!

Time: 10:30am – 4pm

29th July – Geophysical Survey at Montacute House

The South Somerset Archaeological Research Group (SSARG), in conjunction with the National Trust and Mick Aston’s Young Archaeologists, will be continuing their geophysical survey of the gardens at Montacute House as part of the Council for British Archaeology’s annual Festival of Archaeology. Timed to coincide with the Farmers Market, members of the public will be able to freely access the grounds and have a go at carrying out a resistivity survey.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Montecute 2017 poster


2nd December – Christmas Party!

A Victorian Magic Lantern Show and Christmas party in the Learning Room in the Museum of Somerset 10.30am – 12.30pm

4th November – Medieval Cartoons

Andrew Butcher is an expert on Medieval manuscripts and in his studies has come across some surprises! Find out about the Medieval sense of humour and the hidden jokes and cartoons in ancient manuscripts.

7th October – Stonehenge with Julian Richards

Julian Richards from TV’s Meet the Ancestors returns! Julian is one of the county’s leading experts on Stonehenge and wrote English Heritage’s Stonehenge Guide Book. Learn all about England’s most famous prehistoric monument and have a go at building a Stonehenge of our own!

2nd September – Flint knapping

Details to follow.

1st July – MAYA One Year Anniversary

The anniversary of our first MAYA session!  We’ll be looking back at the past year and updating the Time Line we did with Laura in July 2016.

1st April – Geophysical Surveying

Our next session will be on Saturday 1st April and will be all about geophysical surveying!

We will be meeting at Stapleton Mead Farm, near Martock. Please email for exact directions.

PLEASE NOTE:  We have a limited amount of survey equipment and so in order to accommodate as many members as possible we will be holding two sessions.  Please email for more information and to book a place and say if you would prefer the morning or the afternoon session or if you have no preference.

Morning session:  9.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon session:  1.30 – 3.30pm

6th May – Micro-archaeology

What can we learn from tiny artefacts which are too small and fragile to dig up? How do we get them out of the soil and what sorts of things can we find?

This session will take place in the Learning Rooms of the Museum of Somerset.

11th June – Visit to Ipplepen excavation in Devon

Please note this is the Second Saturday in June.

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