Mick Aston’s Young Archaeologists meet in the morning on the first Saturday of each month, usually at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. The sessions run for approximately 2 hours. Each month we explore the past in exciting new ways including…
Ancient artefacts: How do archaeologists identify finds like pottery and ancient tools and weapons?
Experimental archaeology: Learn about ancient crafts and try your hand at making your own prehistoric artefacts.
Old bones: How can you tell a sheep bone from a cow bone? What can old bones tell you about how people used to live?
Sometimes we also run whole-day events in all sorts of different locations, e.g. visiting and investigating archaeological sites and historic places, trying out traditional crafts and taking part in excavations. Below is a list of our future events:
7th July: Saxon re-enactment day
2018 Past events:
6th January: Japanese Archaeology
3rd February: Cave art
3rd March: Fieldwork activity day
7th April: Ancient woodland crafts
5th May: Making mosaics
2nd June: Visit to the Brick and Tile Museum
2017 Past events:
7th January: Return of the Owls!
4th February: Buckskin, bogs and brains!
11th March: A visit to the Somerset Heritage Centre
1st April: Geophysical Surveying
6th May: Micro-archaeology
11th June: Visit to Ipplepen
1st July: MAYA One Year Anniversary
29th July: Geophysics at Montacute House
2nd September: Flint knapping with Phil Harding
30th September: MAYA Family Archaeology Day
7th October: Stonehenge with Julian Richards
4th November: Mick Aston and Stained Glass Windows
2nd December: Christmas Party
2016 Past events:
9th April: Promotional launch at the Museum of Somerset with Phil Harding
10th September: Maps and tunnels (Castle House, Museum of Somerset)
5th November: Reconstruct a sheep workshop