Archaeology proves popular

The speakers at the archaeology day held by Dearne Valley College at Wath Church. Picture: Andrew Roe
The speakers at the archaeology day held by Dearne Valley College at Wath Church. Picture: Andrew Roe
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EMINENT archaeologists from across the country gathered in Wath on Saturday to deliver a series of talks and presentations.

Academics told visitors of numerous projects taking place up and down the UK during the Dearne Valley Arhchaeology Day at Wath Trinity Methodist Church.

Speakers gave presentations on everything from hillforts in Scotland to prehistoric Ukraine.

Local archaeological groups also attended to give updates on projects they are working on around South Yorkshire.

This includes artefacts that have been discovered from as far back as the Bronze Age in the Dearne Valley.

This was the second event of its kind organised by the Elmet Archaeology group, which is based in Wath.

Project manager Christine Rawson said: “We had about 100 people turn up which was great.

“There were more people here than last year so that shows the event’s popularity is growing.

“As a group we run a number of courses and deliver lectures in Wath.

“We had information points set up and had a lot of interest from the community.

“Hopefully we can hold another Archaeology Day next year.”

For further details about projects and courses run by the group, visit www.elmetarchaeology.co.uk