RCA Society

Archaeology at the Tower of London "Big DIG"

25/07/2009 10:00
26/07/2009 16:00

Tower of London
25July - 26July 2009
Time: 10am-4pm
Depends on the TIDE ???
Archaeology at the Tower of London Tower Bridge
+Event for the Festival of British Archaeology
he weekend of July 26/27 once again sees COLAS at HM Tower of London with our popular contribution to National Archaeology Days. This annual celebration of archaeology in action is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and its Young Archaeologists' Club, and supported by English Heritage (www.britarch.ac.uk/naw/index.html).
On this special weekend, COLAS is the main contributor to a range of free public displays and activities at HM Tower of London. These are held in an open space by the river wall, where our stands include museum-quality artefacts and handling collections (lent by COLAS
members and borrowed from the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre), as well as replicas, activities and games, covering everything from bones and burials, through shoes and coins, to mosaic-making and dressing-up in Roman costume.
COLAS will be in 'The Wood', along the path by the river wall, south of the Tower itself, between 11:30 and 16:00 each day. During the mornings' low tides, HM Tower of London will host 'Fun on the Foreshore', with access to Tower Beach (weather and environmental
conditions permitting), and a team of environmentalists and archaeologists to answer questions and identify finds (http://www.hrp.org.uk).