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:
1st December: Christmas Party!
5th January: Medieval Herbs
9th February: Medieval Cooking
2nd March: Planting a Medieval Herb Garden
6th April: Visit to Rusty YAC!
11th May: Avalon Marshes Centre
1st June: Archaeology of the Quantock Hills
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
7th July: Saxon re-enactment day
4th August: Fieldwork activity day
1st September: Visit to Ipplepen Excavation in Devon
6th October: Second World War Archaeology
3rd November: The Archaeology of Archery