The 2019 Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival starts on Thursday 20th June. Organised jointly by the Centre for Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford and the members of the Greater Manchester Archaeology Federation, across four days there are free events spread across the city region from test pitting at Roman Castleshaw to exploring the graveyard and church at St Werburgh’s in Warburton.
The past year has seen many exciting discoveries in the region, reported on at the Greater Manchester Archaeology Day each November. However, the Festival is a chance to help discover even more about the region’s past. The Festival opens with a lecture for the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society by county archaeologist Norman Redhead reviewing nearly 40 years of professional archaeology in Greater Manchester. There is also a major national conference at the University of Salford on Saturday 22nd on the archaeology and history of telecommunications.
So forget the lack of summer weather and come and help explore the rich archaeology of Greater Manchester with some of its local experts – members of the many archaeology societies and groups across the region. If you can’t join one of our free events, then follow us on twitter or Instagram – #GMAF2019 or catch up later on our Facebook site and our dedicated festival blog site diggreatermanchester.wordpress.com
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