Archaeology Open Day
Coordinated by the Council of British Archaeology (CBA), the Festival of Archaeology, held between the 16th and 31st July 2016, encourages people to explore archaeology in their local area and experience it for themselves. As part of this festival, on Saturday 23rd July 2016, Chris Ellis, Duncan Coe and Emily Taylor from our Andover office attended the Archaeology of Thames Day, with Oxford Archaeology and Thame Museum. Held at the town hall, the event commenced with a series of short talks from Chris Ellis and John Boothroyd (Oxford Archaeology) on a variety of topics relating to the Thame site, and the afternoon session comprising a series of table displays, stalls and activities, including finds handling and ‘meet the archaeologist’. Chris Ellis (Senior Project Officer) was Project Leader at Thame, overseeing the excavations from start to finish, and Duncan Coe (Principal Heritage Consultant) has previous links with the area, having both lived in Thame and attended Lord William’s School. Attended by 400 people, with only standing room available during the morning talks, the event was a huge success, and there is already growing popular demand for Chris’s second talk at Thames Museum in November 2016. For more information on the Thame project, please see our story about the exciting discoveries at Thame.