By Matthew Gooding
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
SECRETS of Stone Age man were unearthed at a museum on Saturday.
Royston and District Museum held a Stone Age family fun day which saw children gather to learn about life in prehistoric times.
The day was run by the museum in conjunction with James Dilley, a young archaeologist from Royston who is now a student at Southampton University.
Museum curator Carole Kaszak said: “We had over 250 visitors, which was far more than we expected, and it was a really fantastic day.
“The centrepiece of the events was a Stone Age hut. This was made by James and his dad, Clive Dilley, and it gives the children an idea of how Stone Age man might have lived.”
Visitors also tried their hand at some Stone Age painting, as well as rope-making and various other activities.
Mrs Kaszak said that it was great to have James back at the museum.
She said: “He first came in as a 10-year-old and we put him in touch with Sylvia Beamon, a local historian.
“James, Clive, Sylvia and myself formed the museum’s Time Trackers club which is still going today. It helps give children aged from eight to 14 develop an interest in history with events and trips in the local area.”
For more information on joining Time Trackers log on to the museum website www.roystonmuseum.org.uk