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2019-07-13 09:00:00 to 2019-07-14 16:00:0013Jul2019

Festival of Archaeology 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 17:00

‘The biggest, oldest, most popular and most diverse…’ That’s how just a handful of the talks could be described at this year’s Festival of Archaeology.

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2019-07-13 09:00:00 to 2019-07-14 16:00:0013Jul2019

Festival of Archaeology Talks 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 17:00

‘The biggest, oldest, most popular and most diverse…’ That’s how just a handful of the talks could be described at this year’s Festival of Archaeology.

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2019-07-13 09:30:00 to 2019-07-13 10:30:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Mary-Ann Ochota: Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:30 to 11:30

Wherever you go in Britain there’s history woven into the landscape around you – in the shape of a field, the wall of a cottage, a standing stone or churchyard, even in the grass under your feet.

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2019-07-13 11:00:00 to 2019-07-13 12:00:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Ella Al-Shamahi: Are You a Neanderthal?

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

With revelations such as our ancestors interbreeding with Neanderthals; that most of us have up to 4% Neanderthal DNA; and that Tibetans have a gene that helps them live high up in the mountains be

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2019-07-13 12:30:00 to 2019-07-13 13:30:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Richard Osgood: A Gothic Tale: Spears and Javelins at Barrow Clump

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30

In 2003, English Heritage started recording badger damage to a Bronze Age barrow on Salisbury Plain.

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2019-07-13 14:00:00 to 2019-07-13 15:00:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Helen Wass: People Time Place: Historic Environment on HS2

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00

Before the bridges, tunnels, tracks and stations for HS2 are built, an unprecedented amount of archaeological work will take place – the largest ever programme of investigation in the UK employing

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2019-07-14 09:30:00 to 2019-07-14 10:30:0014Jul2019

Festival Talk - Simon Cleggett: Wonderful Things: The Army Basing Programme and the Stonehenge Landscape

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:30 to 11:30

For five years, Wessex Archaeology has excavated Bulford, Larkhill and Tidworth in preparation for the Army Basing Programme.

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2019-07-14 11:00:00 to 2019-07-14 12:00:0014Jul2019

Festival Talk - Dr Alex Langlands: Britons, Bridges and Boroughs: Old Sarum from the Fall of Rome to the Coming of the Vikings

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Incorporating some of the most recent archaeological finds and archival research, this talk will examine the role of Old Sarum in three critical periods of its history.

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2019-07-14 12:30:00 to 2019-07-14 13:30:0014Jul2019

Festival Talk - Christie Willis: Up in Flames: Cremation at Stonehenge and in Neolithic Britain

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30

This talk will examine the evolution of cremation during the Early to Middle Neolithic and how it became the dominant burial rite by the end of the Neolithic.  Wildly diverse locations were selecte

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2019-07-14 14:00:00 to 2019-07-14 15:00:0014Jul2019

Festival Talk - Lorraine Mepham and Adrian Green: More Cakes and Buns! Digging the Foundations of the Cafe

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00

This spring, Dr Phil Harding and Lorraine Mepham dug a test pit in the museum grounds, adding to our knowledge of this historic building.

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2019-07-18 17:30:00 to 2019-07-18 19:00:0018Jul2019

Winifred Lamb: Field Archaeologist and Museum Curator - A talk by Professor David Gill

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Winifred Lamb, who grew up at Winterslow near Salisbury, served as honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge from 1920 to 1958.

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2019-07-27 13:30:00 to 2019-07-27 15:00:0027Jul2019

Augustus John: A Personal Reminiscence - A talk by Tristan de Vere Cole

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

The talk on 22 June has sold out, so Tristan has very kindly agreed to give a second talk!

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2019-07-30 09:00:00 to 2019-07-30 15:00:0030Jul2019

Summer Discovery Day: The Museum of You with Sophia Sample

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

For the first of our Summer Discovery Days, become a curator and design 'The Museum of You!’ Cut, stick and colour to create your own cabinet of curiosities with artist Sophia Sample.

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2019-08-06 09:00:00 to 2019-08-06 15:00:0006Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Harvest Corn Dollies with Alex Hoare

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Drop in and learn how to make a simple corn dolly in the old tradition.  Corn dolly making is an ancient tradition for harvest time, made from the last sheath of corn cut.

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2019-08-09 09:00:00 to 2019-08-09 10:30:0009Aug2019

Under Five's Friday: Magic Beanstalks and Summer Gardens with Liza Morgan

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

Join artist Liza Morgan for a morning of planting magic beanstalks and summer garden-inspired artwork.

Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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2019-08-13 09:00:00 to 2019-08-13 15:00:0013Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Climb the Monolith!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

For the first time ever, Salisbury Museum will be hosting a real, giant monolith, which we will be inviting you to climb!

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2019-08-20 09:00:00 to 2019-08-20 15:00:0020Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Selfies and Sitters: The Work of Augustus John with Emma Kerr

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

A portrait captures a moment in time but can achieve a lifetime in history.

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