Garstang Festival of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology Open Day

11:00am - 3:00pm / Saturday 6th April 2019
Type: Other / Category: Department
  • Suitable for: Suitable for all ages.
  • Admission: Booking is necessary to ensure your space on each activity. See our hub page to book for individual activities
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The Garstang Festival of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology is a celebration of the University of Liverpool Department and Garstang Museum past and present. For the first time ever, the Department is fully opening its doors to the public, giving people the opportunity to learn about and participate in the interesting research being carried out here within ACE.

The festival will continue on Saturday 6th April with a family-friendly Open Day. Experience what it is like to be an experimental archaeologist for a day and take a part in the exciting research taking place at the University of Liverpool. Learn more about classical antiquity from our leading experts who will delve into the world of Sumerian mythology. Awaken your inner scientist and investigate ancient objects using the latest technology.

**Various locations for these events**

This fully interactive event will be taking place across the campus in four separate locations (12-14 Abercromby Square, Central Teaching Labs (CTL), Garstang Museum and Victoria Gallery and Museum).

Activities will include:
• Immersive palaeolithic cave experience
• Archaeological illustration
• Flint knapping
• Make your own cuneiform tablet
• Archaeologists in the Lab
• Experimental ancient beer brewing
• Young archaeologists stone tools research team
• Zooarchaeological photogrammetry sessions
• Optical microscopy sessions
• Make your own Egyptian scroll
• Myths and stories from Ancient Mesopotamia
• Hand to handle exhibition