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18th Aug, 2022

Unearth some surprising history at the Festival of Archaeology

A STONE Age cult site in Bidford and Iron Age settlement in Rugby are just two of the topics to unearth at the Festival of Archaeology in Warwick.

Market Hall Museum will host a number of talks throughout July about archaeological adventures and discoveries – some of which will be shared for the very first time.

The festival kicks off on July 19 with a free lunchtime talk on the ancient craft of metalworking, exploring the creative skills of the bronze-smith in prehistoric Warwickshire.

The following day Archaeology Warwickshire will present findings from the team’s excavations in Bidford, where they uncovered a 4,000 year old henge complex.

Explorations go further afield on July 24, when senior archaeologist Dr Cathy Coutts will be talking about discoveries made at St John’s Hospital in Lichfield. It is here that evidence of at least two black people of African descent was uncovered in the medieval cemetery.

The final event on July 27 will see Nigel Page talk about Ridgeway Farm in Rugby, where excavations have revealed a complex landscape of Bronze Age pit-alignment boundaries, Iron Age settlement and Roman enclosures.

Visit warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice for tickets and full details.

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