CBA Festival of Archaeology launch event

Join the Council for British Archaeology as we launch the 2020 Festival of Archaeology with an full day of online activity. We held four events in keeping with this year's theme - climate and environment. All of the events will be available to watch on the CBA YouTube channel following the event. 

To start the day CBA Executive Director Neil Refern opened the Festival with a welcome and introduction to our climate and environment theme. You can watch Neil's video on the CBA YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTxndgbESE0&t=1s.

Session 1 - Discover environmental archaeology

Available to watch on the CBA YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIRa-BIOtig&t=4s

You’ve probably heard of an artefact, but what about an ecofact? What are they, where do they come from, how do we find them and what do they tell us? Introduced by Time Team’s Dr Phil Harding and featuring an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Wessex Archaeology’s environmental laboratory with environmental scientist Jenny, discover the amazing world of environmental archaeology that is both huge… and tiny! The session will feature ecofacts handling and a live Q&A so get your thinking caps on. This is an informal, overarching session that will give you a basic working knowledge and insight into environmental archaeology. If you want to dig a little deeper sign up for Session 2…

Session 2 - The Domestication of Plants and New Discoveries about the First Cereals in Britain

Available to watch on the CBA YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/a7Njka2WUQw

Maybe you attended our session earlier in the day and want to dig a little deeper into environmental archaeology, or maybe you’re already familiar with archaeology and want to enhance your knowledge? In this more formal lecture, Wessex Archaeology’s Dr Inés López-Dóriga will bring you up to date on the Domestication of Plants and New Discoveries about the First Cereals in Britain. When did we first domesticate plants? Where did they come from and how did they get here?

Session 3 - Archaeology 3D: learn how archaeologists recreate past landscapes and turn ecofacts into 3D models

Available to watch on the CBA YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIt9JAe1mYw

Join this session for young people and discover how archaeologists can create 3D models of anything from small artefacts to entire landscapes just using photographs. Learn how to take good photos, use the software and produce interactive 3D models. 

Session 4 - Student Careers Session: gateway to learning CBA Festival of Archaeology launch event

Available to watch on the CBA YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/In-78wntCjA

An informal session hosted by an array of students and young professionals from the archaeology sector.

Wanting to study archaeology? Wanting to know what to study to become an archaeologist? Did you know that as an archaeology company we employ photographers, artists, scientists, teachers and a huge array of other people who help make sense of archaeology? Discover how archaeology is supporting the teaching of hair, make up and theatre studies and how you can access archaeology to support your projects.

A session where we’ll answer all your questions and share our experiences to enable you to make the right choices.

 

Contact details

Festival Organiser

Council for British Archaeology