Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology Take Part In The Festival of Archaeology 2019

Posted on: 25 June 2019 by Nick Jones in 2018 Posts

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Come along and get involved!

This July ACE will be taking part in the annual Festival of Archaeology coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology. The aim of the national festival is to showcase the best of British archaeology, which represents a great opportunity for the public to get engaged with archaeological projects taking place in the Department. A range of events will be taking place between the 13th and 28th July, to share some of our exciting research, with a wider audience.

Lunchtime Lecture Series

To celebrate the Festival of Archaeology the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool are hosting a series of lunchtime lectures. The lunchtime lecture series offers a chance for the public to learn more about the variety of interesting research projects currently taking place in the Department. With talks from postgraduate students, early career researchers, lecturers and Museum staff the lectures are also a great way for current and prospective students to discover the potential career pathways open to those studying in these fields.

The programme of lunchtime lecture series are as follows;

Tuesday 18th July (12 pm - 12:30 pm) - Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology by Stamatia Galata

Monday 22nd July (12 pm - 1 pm) - Any Old Iron? by Harold Mytum and Rob Philpott

Monday 22nd July (1 pm - 2 pm)  - Human Evolutions Burning Question by Sally Hoare

Tuesday 23rd July (12 pm - 1 pm) - Before Egypt Exhibition by Gina Criscenzo-Laycock

Thursday 25th July (12 pm - 1 pm) - How Did I Get Here? by Nicola Euston

Friday 26th July (12 pm - 2 pm) - Unlocking the Secrets of the Mysteries of Mithras by Kevin Stoba

Friday 26th July (12:30 pm - 1 pm) - Cracked it! Tool Use and the Field of Primate Archaeology by Kristian Boote


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Garstang Family Saturdays

Garstang Museum

Saturday 13th, 20th and 27th July
10 am – 2 pm

The Garstang Museum is opening its doors for a family friendly Open-Day with a variety of engaging educational talks and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Our expert-led object handling sessions will give the public the chance to interact with the Museum's archaeology collection like never before. In this tactile session, the public can learn about how each of the objects was fabricated and their function in antiquity. 

Our Museum staff will be providing in-depth tours of the collection throughout the day, being guided through each of the fascinating objects on display. You can also get a glimpse of the Garstang Mummy and even see inside the wrappings with our display of x-ray images. 

Children and grown-ups alike can try their hand at our make your own Cuneiform tablets activity and inscribe your name in terracotta clay using the ancient Ugarit alphabet. Not only is this activity a great deal of fun, but it serves as a lesson in the difficulties of translating phrases from one language to another. Since many of the usual sounds found in English don't exist in the Ugarit alphabet, students have to get creative when attempting to write their intended phrase. 

The Family Saturday at the Garstang is set to be a full celebration, with a face painter and Egyptian dress-up box for those who wish to really get into the spirit of things.

No booking is required for this event

Archaeology Quiz

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Friday 26th July
6:45 pm -9 pm

Do you know your Indiana Jones from your John Garstang? Your Lara Croft from your Gertrude Bell? Then this is the quiz for you. As part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology, ACE will be hosting their first ever ACE quiz.

With a mix of questions from archaeology, Egyptology and classics in popular culture to name that famous archaeologist, you needn’t be a professional to play.

Hosted by guest quizmaster, and lecturer from the Department the event will take place in the beautiful Victorian surroundings of the VG&M, with drinks available at the cafe bar.

Participants can either choose their own teams of six or come along on the night and let us decide your teams for you.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the quiz will start promptly at 7pm, trowels at the ready!!

Ness Gardens

The Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology is always pursuing innovative avenues of research and in recent years ACE has been developing numerous experimental archaeology projects. Experimental archaeology can aid the understanding of ancient technologies by practically testing current theories and seeing if they work in real life

In order to carry out any experimental research necessitating outdoor space, ACE acquired a plot of land at Ness Botanic Gardens. This site, which is located near to the Ness Henge is designated specifically to undertaking experimental archaeology projects.

Join ACE at Ness Botanic Gardens on Sunday 28th, July 2019 where we will be carrying out two exciting experimental demonstrations; the first based on Bronze Age copper smelting and the second on early human fire use.

There will be a range of fun activities and demonstrations on site for all the family to enjoy.

No booking is required for this event

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