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Bradgate Park excavations to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 3 July. Members of the public are invited to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made by our University’s Archaeology fieldschool at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, during a free family Open Day on Sunday 3 July between 11.00am – 4.00pm. Academics, professional archaeologists and students from the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History are … Continue reading Bradgate Park excavations to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

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Public Open Days at Bradgate Park Excavation

This weekend ULAS are opening up their ongoing excavations in Bradgate Park to the public. Over the autumn and winter archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services are excavating an internationally significant Late Upper Palaeolithic open-air site in the park. Tomorrow, Saturday 5rd December, and on Sunday 6th December the team will be on site between 10am and 4pm working, talking about their discoveries and … Continue reading Public Open Days at Bradgate Park Excavation

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Evidence of Ice Age hunter-gatherers excavated in Bradgate Park

New excavation in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, saves flint artefacts from impact of erosion. After being hidden for nearly 15,000 years, the lives of Ice Age hunter-gatherers who migrated to Europe to benefit from warmer climes are being revealed in an archaeological dig at a very rare site in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire. The Bradgate Park Trust has commissioned University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) to begin  … Continue reading Evidence of Ice Age hunter-gatherers excavated in Bradgate Park

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Archaeology discovery day to unearth Bradgate Park’s mysteries

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction to take place on Saturday 27 June. Come and learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made at Leicestershire’s Bradgate Park by School of Archaeology and ULAS archaeologists during a free family Open Day on Saturday 27 June, between 11.00am – 4.00pm. The many mysteries of Leicestershire’s 850-acre deer park will be explored by the archaeological team over … Continue reading Archaeology discovery day to unearth Bradgate Park’s mysteries

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Archaeological fieldschool launched at Bradgate Park

Archaeologists set to unearth secrets from the Stone Age through to the Second World War at popular county attraction. The many mysteries of Leicestershire’s 850-acre deer park are set to be explored by archaeologists at the University of Leicester over the next five years with the launch of a fieldschool at Bradgate Park. The public park in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, best known as the location … Continue reading Archaeological fieldschool launched at Bradgate Park

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Evidence of Ice Age hunters found in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

In February, Bradgate Park Trust commissioned ULAS to investigate remains found at the Little Matlock Gorge site – a project that, by its conclusion two weeks later has revealed that Ice Age hunters targeted Bradgate Park as an ideal hunting ground. The gradual erosion of a footpath at the eastern end of the site in recent years has revealed numerous worked flint artefacts indicating an … Continue reading Evidence of Ice Age hunters found in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire