Archaeology

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November 29, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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November 4, 2022

Dating the Cerne Abbas Giant | Martin Papworth

In March 2020, in the final week before Covid lockdown, the National Trust excavated four small trenches across the feet and elbows of the Cerne Abbas Giant.

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October 18, 2022

FREE Family Archaeology Workshop

A chance to look at a range of Archaeological material found across Dorset, with Ciorstaidh, Finds Liaison Officer with the Portable Antiquities Team at Dorset Council. This event is FREE of charge.

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October 12, 2022

Bog Bodies | Dr Melanie Giles

Dr Melanie Giles shares the latest thinking about the phenomenon: explaining the science behind their preservation and the challenges this creates for museum curators, as well as discussing the ethics of displaying such remains.

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October 12, 2022

The Princess and the Slave: a Tale of Two Women in Iron Age Dorset | Dr Martin Smith

The modern county of Dorset is home to some of the best preserved and most iconic archaeological remains in Britain.

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October 6, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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Natural-Dorset

October 6, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

Read more
Natural-Dorset

October 6, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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October 6, 2022

Archaeology Highlights Tour

Explore archaeological treasures held by Dorset Museum – from Bronze Age gold to medieval silver -  in this volunteer-led tour.

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