Archaeology for Amateurs

Archaeology helps us uncover, arrange and understand the silent remnants of earlier times.

Presented by Adrienne McDarra.

Thursday 6:30pm | Repeat: Friday 3:30am, Saturday 5pm

Archaeology has benefitted from the interest and support of people beyond academia. New discoveries are eagerly written about in the mainstream and specialist media. In that respect it has a unique advantage: every human and every event can leave a trace in the archaeological record, be it a broken pot, a rusty sword, a jar of pollen; all can be treasures to be investigated and interpreted; and usually they are inspirational and engrossing, even, sometimes, astonishing.