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Historic line-up for Greater Manchester Archaeology Day

Wednesday 21 November 2018

DIGGING into our past has never been easier thanks to the University of Salford’s acclaimed Archaeology team!

Whether it’s discovering a Roman road or explaining the archaeology of the Peterloo Massacre, the award-winning team, led by Dr Mike Nevell, manage to achieve archaeology both for the people and the history books.

A showcase of what they do and who they work with is on show this weekend for Greater Manchester Archaeology Day - Saturday, 24 November.

The day is for practitioners, professionals and members of the public and includes talks on highlights from a wide range of over the last year, including:


New publications will be launched and there will a chance to browse and buy archaeology books, look at finds displays by the Centre for Applied Archaeology, and view displays from local archaeology societies.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought from the University of Salford shop at this link.

Dr Mike Nevell, Head of Archaeology at the university, said: “We’ve Roman road excavations, medieval iron working and monastic farming, skeletal analysis, a range of early workers’ housing excavations and insights into the site of the world’s largest Sunday School!

“You can even view the Historic Environment Record for Greater Manchester, which is fascinating in itself.”

Find out more

Gareth Hollyman, Senior Press & PR Officer (Science)

0161 295 6895