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  • Date and time: Saturday 10 June 2023, 11am to 3pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

What’s it like to be an archaeologist? And what was life like in the prehistoric past? 

Join archaeologist and educator Julian Richards for an exciting ‘indoor dig’, a hands-on activity which introduces children of primary age and above (as well as adults!) to the processes of excavation and the gathering of evidence through interpretation and eventual rebuild. 

The clues are there, so become a dig detective and help unearth them!

Choose a session when booking your ticket:

Session 1 - 11am to 12 noon

Session 2 - 2pm to 3pm

Image credit: © Harvey Mills 

About the speaker

Julian Richards is an archaeologist, author and educator specialising in the prehistory of Britain and with a long-standing involvement with Stonehenge. In his long career he has directed major fieldwork projects and worked in both commercial archaeology and for English Heritage before a career change to broadcasting and education. Julian presented programmes for the BBC, both on TV (‘Meet the Ancestors’ and ‘Blood of the Vikings’ on BBC2 ) and on radio (‘Mapping the Town’ on Radio 4). More recently, Julian has been involved in writing, devising and delivering community archaeology projects, working with schools, making non-broadcast film and curating museum exhibitions.


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible