Leicester to host major international archaeology conference

Posted by hct16 at Dec 19, 2012 11:05 AM |
University of Leicester will host the Society for Historical Archaeology’s annual conference – with a host of activities for the public
Leicester to host major international archaeology conference

Professor Francis Pryor

Our School of Archaeology and Ancient History is hosting the Society for Historical Archaeology’s Annual Conference this year – a major international conference which will bring archaeology experts from around the world to Leicester from January 9 to 12.

As part of this, the University is holding a day of public activities on Saturday, January 12 under the theme of The Past Beneath Your Feet: Archaeology and History in Leicestershire.

The day will feature talks from top archaeologists including Dr Carenza Lewis of Time Team fame and Professor Francis Pryor, who has appeared on Time team and Britain AD.

There will also be performances of medieval music, battle re-enactments of various periods in history and appearances from the National Trust, English Heritage, Leicestershire Museums and local historical societies within the Percy Gee Building.

Visitors will also be able to bring along any potential archaeological findings they have discovered on walks or in their gardens.

These will then be examined and registered by experts from the Portable Antiquities Scheme – a national group which aims to encourage the recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public.

For more information:

Information about the day can be found at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/pastbeneath/pastbeneath

and on the Facebook event page:

More information about the Society for Historical Archaeology can be found at: http://www.sha.org/