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Mons Pool Excavation and Open Day

User AvatarPosted by Emily Gillott at 24/05/2011 11:07:29
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We will be returning to Mons Pool in Besthorpe Quarry near Collingham for another exciting season of excavation this year.  The open days and community dig will happen over for two weeks from the 8 to 19 August 2011.

They will be run by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Archaeologists. Each day they can take up to 20 people, who will join with the community archaeologists, professionals from the University of Salford’s Archaeology Unit, and volunteers from community groups in Manchester. 

There will be activities during the fortnight about the local heritage of the area including tours of the new nature reserve on the surrounding lakes, pottery training sessions and experimental archaeology. A full programme will be developed in the coming weeks.

There will be an open day before the excavation on Sunday 24th July which will also be part of the Festival of British Archaeology.  There will be site tours and a finds display. If you have ideas for other things that would be appropriate to put on for the open day, get in touch.
For more information please contact the community archaeologists;



Visit the photo gallery for more photographs from last year's excavation at Mons Pool.


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