Events for 2016
Events are open to WYAC members (and where specified, families of WYAC members) only. All events must be booked for, via this site (you need to be logged in) or a phone call to Deborah.
Sunday 29 Jan Historic Environment Record & Maps
We'll investigate how archaeologists use maps when they are carrying out their research, and the information which is contained within the Historic Environment Record.
Sunday 12 Feb Bromsgrove Museum
We'll be visiting this museum, which has recently reopened, to explore what they have within their collections
Sun 19 March Ronkswood Meadow
Although within the City of Worcester and people go past it every day without paying much attention, it contains remains of medieval ridge and furrow and WWII defences if you know what to look for
April Archaeology fieldwork
We are investigating options for having a go at digging and learning archaeological skills
Sunday 15 May Goodrich Castle
We have a family Day for this out of county visit. We have hardly any castles in Worcestershire so we will pop over the border into Herefordshire to explore this fantastic castle.
Sunday 19 June Environmental Archaeology
Environmental archaeology looks at the remains found in the soil - pollen, insects and other evidence which can only be found under a microscope and after washing buckets of soil.
We'll also be presenting the Alan Jacobs Award for Young Archaeologist of the Year.
Sunday 9 July Forge Mill & Bordesley Abbey, Redditch
This site contains both the remains of a medieval Abbey, and also an old needle factory, two very different but important parts of the story of Redditch.
NO MEETING IN AUGUST - EVERYONE IS ON HOLIDAY!
Sunday 24 Sept Archaeological Skills - Building Recording
Shrub Hill Station
We'll have a go at recording parts of this railway station in the same way that archaeologists would, and find out what we can tell from this building.
Sunday 15 Oct Family Walk
Another family walk exploring some of the archaeological landscape of the country
Sunday 19 Nov A Taste of the Past
What did people eat in the past and what can we tell from human remains about their diet? There'll be the chance to have a go at some historic recipes.
Sunday 10 Dec Christmas Party
Full details are sent out via email prior to all events as well as on the website www.wyac.org.uk/events.
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