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University of Salford to host Greater Manchester Archaeology Day

Tuesday 15 October 2019

The university will be hosting its eighth annual Greater Manchester Archaeology Day on Saturday November 30th in Peel Hall.

The annual event is an important fixture in the calendar for archaeological enthusiasts in the region allowing members of the public, practitioners, and professionals to explore and celebrate the region’s rich history showcasing archaeological highlights from the past year.  This year’s event is expected to attract over 170 guests. 

Archaeology Day allows the university to showcase its expertise in this fascinating subject area whilst generating interest and intrigue in the work that is undertaken by its staff and students.

The Brian Grimsditch Memorial Lecture looks at prominent community archaeology projects and is in honour of a former university colleague that recently passed away from cancer.  This year’s guest speaker for this talk is Dr Mike Heyworth, Executive Director of the Council for British Archaeology who will be looking at ‘Seventy-five years of archaeology for all: the mission of the Council for British Archaeology.’

The varied programme of talks will range from a newly discovered prehistoric camp site on the hills above Rochdale to the excavation of industrial remains on Chester Road in Castlefield. 

For more information and to book a place on the Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2019 please visit the University of Salford Shop.

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Tehreem Ashraf

0161 295 5317