Join archaeologists and historians from the University of Leicester and elsewhere for a family day of free public events on Saturday 12 January 2013. There will be talks by well-known archaeologists including ACA Director Dr Carenza Lewis, historical re-enactments, ‘hands-on’ activities, exhibits, a chance to find out about local and national organisations, the latest news about the University’s search for Richard III – and you can even bring your own archaeological finds along to learn more about them.
Carenza Lewis will be speaking on the subject of ‘Disaster Recovery? Reconstructing the impact of the Black Death from mini-digs in medieval villages’ from 2-3pm at the event.
‘The Past Beneath Your Feet: Archaeology and History in Leicestershire’ is taking place at the University of Leicester from midday until 5pm on Saturday 12th January. All events are completely free and the day is suitable for even the youngest historian or archaeologist. The event is being held to coincide with the annual conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), being held at the University of Leicester this week.