24th September 2004



The University of Lincoln is to host an exciting archaeology event this weekend.

Bioarchaeology - People from Lincoln’s Pastwill begin with talks on the human occupation of the Lincolnshire area, from prehistory to Roman and Medieval times, and will include details of how historic artefacts are scientifically analysed.

After a short lunch, visitors will be taken on an afternoon coach excursion to the Fiskerton dig site where several historic artefacts have already been discovered. The trip will also include a guided tour of the on-site laboratories used to conserve and examine objects found at the site.

The day includes talks by nationally renowned archaeologist James Rackham and author Naomi Field, who has recently released a book about the prehistoric findings at the Fiskerton site.

Around 50 people are estimated to attend the event, which featured on the BBC’s ‘Meet the Ancestors’ special ‘Celtic Causeway’.

“The trip is part of an occasional series of events for people interested in archaeology,” said Dr Ron Dixon, principal lecturer in Biology at the University of Lincoln.

“People can expect to see objects of precious heritage that have been rescued from the Fiskerton site, some dating back to 1500 BC.”

The event will be held on Saturday 25th September, with talks taking place between 10.00am and 12.30pm in the university’s Cargill Lecture Theatre. The field walks will commence at 1.30pm and will return around 4pm.

Anyone interested in attending the conference should contact Dr Dixon on 01673 862073 or email him at rdixon@lincoln.ac.uk. Tickets are available at £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children.

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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