Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology
As part of the 26th Festival of Archaeology, taking place between the 16th and 31st July 2016, Cotswold Archaeology partook in Bristol Museums Festival of Archaeology event, ‘Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology Day’ on Saturday 23rd July 2016. Held at Blaise Castle, families were able to enjoy a variety of historical and archaeological activities and learn about Bristol’s heritage. Attended by Jess Cook, Katie Marsden and Noel Boothroyd, from our Kemble office, the attendees (over 1000!) had the chance to see some of the more interesting and unusual finds from our recent excavations in Bristol city centre, and children were able to excavate a Roman mosaic and have a go at making their own. With over 150 children and 75 adults visiting the CA stand over the course of the day, the team were kept busy answering questions, and the mosaic activity proved to be a huge success, with nearly 100 made and the event described as ‘absolutely great’, ‘amazing’ and overall ‘Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology really was brilliant!’ For more information on our recent projects in Bristol, please see our Wapping Wharf and Redcliff Quarter pages.