History Hunters

Welcome to the site archive of London History Hunters, a family archaeological digital orienteering event held by CBA London on 9th October, 2011 as part of the Story of London Festival.

After being briefed and given an instruction booklet with oblique photographs and cryptic clues, teams of families were sent to digitally capture specific objects, places, sites and people. Using their own mobile phones or digital cameras to capture these objects and places the team photos were sent directly to our History Hub where experts collated their images into a digital storyboard and posted them live online! At the History Hub the public was also able to handle and learn about real archaeological artefacts associated with the sites.

The event ended with a talk weaving all the sites into a compelling narrative researched by volunteers and illustrated by the History Hunters.