Bristol's Brilliant Archaeology

Bristol 's Brilliant Archaeology was part of the nationwide Festival of Archaeology, we were lucky enough to have a stand, sharing a gazebo with our friends from the Clifton Antiquarian Club. The festival was extremely well attended with over 1300 visitors and many, many very enthusiastic young archaeologists and historians. Alongside the Travelling History Company were, to name but a few, Historic England, Cotswold and Wessex Archaeology, Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society. We had some medieval music, delicious Roman food and Iron Age coin manufacture. The Travelling History Team The Young Archaeologists Club were present - they are completely oversubscribed, again illustrating the lev

Summer Holidays at The Travelling History Company

With the summer holidays under way we have some scheduled events and outings in the diary for August. On Saturday we shall be at Bristol's Brilliant Archaeology at Blaise. The event runs from 11.00 to 4.00, do come and say hello. We shall have some flyers with information about family trips in August and school activities next term. If there are any Bristol based teachers out there looking for some fantastic after school clubs next year, we have a single slot left! We are listed on the Kid's Day Out website which is a good site to look for other things to keep the children occupied during the summer. We have some exciting new ideas for the summer - we shall keep you posted through our blog a

Bristol's Brilliant Archaeology

Next Saturday, 29th July, you will find all things historical and archaeological up at the Blaise Estate. Part of the countrywide Festival of Archaeology, Bristol's Brilliant Archaeology will feature many local historical organisations, archaeologists, re-enactors, even Roman chefs! The Travelling History Company will be sharing a gazebo with the Clifton Antiquarian Club. Between us we offer amazing opportunities to discover the rich history and prehistory around Bristol and further field. Come along to this great event and stop at gazebo to say hello.

Travelling History on Exmoor

We had the pleasure in joining an archaeological dig this week at Farley Hill on Exmoor. As part of an ongoing project, the purpose was to find evidence of Mesolithic activity up on the Moors. The site was chosen as a result of geophysics and magnetometry that suggested the presence of charcoal below the surface. We arrived midweek, perfect timing as the trenches were well underway and there was no danger of having to backfill! The sun was shining and we were set for a day of Mesolithic discovery. We found plenty of flecks of charcoal, although not enough to obtain a date from, but the trench seemed alarmingly devoid of flint. Nevertheless we plowed on and finally Hannah Swann (aged 8) was r

The Travelling History Company takes to the ocean

The Travelling History Company afloat This weekend we embarked on our first “Sailing Through History” outing, setting off on a voyage of discovery across the high seas of Chew Valley Lake on a magnificent vessel known, apparently, as a “Topper”. Although hardly uncharted waters, these are certainly fascinating waters. The rich archaeological record in the Mendips reaches back to the Upper Palaeolithic. Indeed earlier in the weekend at the Gloucestershire International School summer festival we were using Mesolithic flint from Charterhouse as artefact handling material. The great monuments of the Neolithic and Bronze Age and Iron Age hill forts are easily found all over the Mendip Hills. Cha

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