On Behalf of Vicky Pepys and Nicola Mcintosh, PR and Media Relations [mailto:[log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]]
Digging up Life: A six-week course from the Centre for Life, Newcastle.
A popular, bite-sized series for archaeology enthusiasts returns to the Life Science Centre from May 13 2010 and runs every week until 17 June with the field trip taking place on Saturday 26th June. The cost for the course is £30 with an additional charge of £10 for the field trip.
Designed for adults and young people (from around 14 years old) who are interested in unearthing the treasures of the past, Mini Archaeology is a six-week course of evening lectures, held 7-9pm in the Life Theatre.
Life has teamed up with Durham University's Department of Archaeology whose archaeologists, all experts in their particular field, will deliver each of the six sessions. Areas covered will include Anglo-Saxon Kings, Rock Art of Northern Britain, the Iron Age and the Reformation.
The first lecture looks at "The earliest inhabitants of Britain" presented by Dr Mark White, Reader and Head of Department while colleague Dr Ross Barnett, Research Associate, will look at "Lions, leopards and lynx" and ask if they could have been the native big cats of Britain.
The course will end with a field trip investigating the archaeology of Northumberland through the ages. It will be led by Ian Colquhoun and Peter Rowley-Conwy.
Further course details at http://www.life.org.uk/life-science-centre/whats-on/events/mini-archaeology.
For more information, or to book, contact Niamh Lightfoot, tel 0191 243 8223 or visit http://www.life.org.uk/.
Life Science Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Located right next to Newcastle train station.
Mini archaeology will be followed by Mini Medical School which returns by popular demand in September 2010.
FULL COURSE DETAILS
Thursday 13 May
Dr Mark White: The earliest inhabitants of Britain
Dr Ross Barnett: Lions, leopards and lynxes - native big cats of Britain?
Thursday 20 May
Peter Rowley-Conwy: Pioneer farmers in northern Britain
Greger Larson: Dead dogs, dead pigs: the DNA of domestic animals
Thursday 27 May
Chris Scarre: Stonehenge
Margarita Diaz-Andreu: Rock art of northern Britain
Thursday 3 June
Sarah Semple: Anglo-Saxon kings, kingship and gold
Anwen Cafell: Human skeletons: stories from beyond the grave
Thursday 10 June
Tom Moore: The Iron Age: pre-Roman people in Britain
Claire Nesbitt: Talking to the Wall? Excavating the Roman legacy in northern England
Thursday 17 June
Mike Church: Archaeobotany and experimentation in northern Britain
Pam Graves: The archaeology of churches: before and after the Reformation
Saturday 26 June - Ian Colquhoun, Peter Rowley-Conwy, Cost £10.