Visitors to the Earth Trust got hands on bringing the past to life last weekend at an Archaeology Festival of Discovery.

From Roman kitchen utensils to Iron Age coins, a pop-up display provided the opportunity to explore 10,000 objects that have been uncovered at Earth Trust on Saturday (February 17) and Sunday (February 18).

Visitors also heard from expert speakers, sparked creativity in ancient pottery classes and enjoyed getting hands-on and learning to examine ancient evidence in practical workshops with experts.

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Over both days, the history of Wittenham Clumps was explored, with Saturday’s themes being bones and burials, and crafts and creativity and Sunday’s themes being amazing animals and ancient artefacts.

Speakers included Hannah Russ, a zoo archaeologist a regular presenters on Channel 4’s The Great British Dig, osteoarchaeologist Malin Holst, Bioarchaeologist Jordi Ruiz Ventura and Roman pottery specialist David Griffiths.