Discover the Wildscape – Exploring hidden Landscapes
DISCOVER THE WILDSCAPE: Exploring hidden Landscapes
Date: Tuesday 21st August
Location: Epworth Old Rectory
Geoarchaeology is research approach which uses techniques and knowledge from a number of disciplines such as Geography, Geology and Earth Sciences in order to help our understanding of archaeological sites.
The project Wildscape team are looking at the wild and ‘hidden landscapes’ of Thorne and Hatfield Moors and the surrounding areas, especially the nearby floodplains and meres. These ‘hidden landscapes’ are the prehistoric, historic and post-medieval landscapes of the Humberhead Levels, which are preserved and concealed by the peat, river floodplains and farmland.
We will have lots of activities linked different aspects of geoarchaeology throughout the day, from sample collection (where things get quite muddy!) to showing pollen grains and beetles under the microscope. There will be a chance to speak to the researchers involved in the project and ask questions and to interact with all the different stages of research.
This event is designed for all those interested in finding out more about the Wildscape project, which is based in the local area and geoarchaeology more generally. Whilst very little ones are more than welcome, the activities are aimed at children aged 8+ all the way through the adults!
Further information on the project and partnership: