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Whitehawk prehistoric archaeology day

16 September 2009

Adults and children are invited to attend an open day held by the UCL Centre of Applied Archaeology on Sunday 20 September at Whitehawk Enclosure in East Brighton - one of Britain's oldest and most mysterious ancient stone age circles.

Whitehawk Archaeology Day

All are welcome to come along 10am - 4pm to find out more about Brighton and Hove's prehistoric heritage. Activities will bring the archaeology of the hill to life and to show ways to get involved in archaeology in the city.

Activities will include:

  • an excavation in which the public is invited to participate
  • displays of stone-tool and ancient poetry making
  • metal detecting
  • tours of the ancient site
  • explorations of the modern wildlife of the hill
  • wild food
  • bushcraft
  • archaeological techniques.

Displays will also be held by Brighton and Hove Archaeology Society, Sussex University, Brighton and Hove Ranger Service and the Sussex Archaeological Society. Why not bring along finds that the experts can identify?

The event will be signposted from the top of Manor Hill and Freshfield Road, East Brighton.

Visit the open day website, call 07801 908734 or email m.pope@ucl.ac.uk for further details.