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Dates announced for 2020 Festival of Archaeology

2019 Festival of Archaeology - Blacksmith at the British Museum

After a hugely successful 2019 CBA Festival of Archaeology, we can confirm that next year's programme of events will take place from 11th-26th July.

The 2019 festival saw over 1000 events held across the UK attended by hundreds of thousands of people, kicking off with a launch event at the British Museum in London. You can read a brief summary of activities in our Festival Blog

This year's theme was #ArchaeoTech, with participants taking place in a huge range of activities to learn about archaeology, from Geophysics to 3D modelling. Next year's theme will be announced very soon, along with details of how you can get involved by hosting or attending an event. 

Festival activity continued in cyberspace with July 17th's #AskAnArchaeologist day trending on Twitter and prompting hundreds of thousands of questions and answers worldwide. On July 22nd we turned our social media accounts over to our young volunteers and hosting blogs from archaeologists from all over the world for our #DayInArchaeology

A huge thanks to everybody who helped to make this year's event happen, from volunteers of all ages to participants to CBA staff - and our partners and funders Cadw, English Heritage, Historic England, ICM, Towergate and the Lottery Heritage Fund

See you next year! 



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