Archaeology at the 2013 Science Festival

The programme of events for this year’s Cambridge Science Festival has been launched, on the theme of ‘Join the Exploration’. The Festival runs from the 11th – 24th March 2013 and is one of the country’s largest celebrations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with over 35,000 people attending events last year.

Amongst over 180 events during the fortnight’s festival, there is The Science of Archaeology on Saturday 16th March at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research from 10:30am-4pm, which will showcase many of the advanced scientific tecniques employed in archaeological research in a series of fun and hands-on activities for all ages looking at bones, stones and prehistoric plants.

On the same day, you can also visit the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology from 11am-4pm, to explore the Museum’s collections and find out about discoveries and inventions that have changed the world – from pantochronometers to potatoes – then get hands on with their siege machines. Find amazing inventions and discoveries
in the Museum, inventions that have helped people travel, explore and communicate in their exhibition on Compasses & Catapults.

You can find out what else is happening as part of the Science Festival in the programme here.

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