A step back in time at museum
MORE than 150 people learned about archaeology on Saturday – and then had an opportunity to get hands-on experience. They could use a crossbow and hunt for treasure with a metal detector or even wear ancient headgear, as the Mayor of Royston, Cllr Paul
MORE than 150 people learned about archaeology on Saturday - and then had an opportunity to get hands-on experience.
They could use a crossbow and hunt for treasure with a metal detector or even wear "ancient" headgear, as the Mayor of Royston, Cllr Paul Grimes, and his son, Oliver, did.
This was the third archaeology day to be organised by Clive Dilley and his son James at the Royston & District Museum.
One new event this year was the skill of flint-knapping, which was demonstrated by James.
Museum curator Carole Kaszak said: "It was a good event in spite of the weather."
Funding for the day - part of National Archaeology Week - had come from a Royston Town Council Community Chest award.
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"We are already looking ahead to next year and hoping that we can include some more new activities," said Carole.