Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology and School of Computer Science, Bangor University, will give you the opportunity to experience archaeological research first hand during the Hidden Worlds Exhibition that will be held on 15/03/2014 during the National Science and Engineering Week as part of the Bangor Science Festival.
Raiders of the Hidden Past
Explore the past landscape of Gwynedd with scientific techniques used by archaeologists. There is much more to archaeology then just digging and sometimes it’s the little things which tell you a lot.
- Have a go at identifying ancient pollen grains.
Microscopic pollen grains can survive for thousands of years providing us with a unique record of ancient trees and plants. When was Gwynedd covered in forest? When did people start to farm?
- Create your own 3D models of archaeological monuments using photographs.
You don’t always need expensive tools to get involved with archaeology. See how your photographs can be turned into digital 3D models to be viewed on the internet or printed as a real plastic model you can hold in your hands.
- Learn how to carry out survey work.
Learn how archaeologists record landscapes and sites and have a go at surveying yourself (subject to weather conditions).
Bangor Science Festival: 14 – 23 March 2014