Help an archaeologist!

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archaeologist documenting objects from an excavation Kerry processing finds from the Rainford's Roots project Here's an update from Kerry Massheder, Community Archaeology Trainee, on this week's events at the Museum of Liverpool: "Yesterday Clare Ahmed, Archaeological Project Officer, and I ran the first of two  'Help an Archaeologist' sessions this week. The interactive family sessions are being held as part of the Festival of Archaeology events at the Museum of Liverpool. We had a really busy afternoon with lots of children and their families taking part in different hands-on activities, including a handling session involving Roman artefacts, sorting Post-Medieval finds, drawing, weighing and describing Roman and Post-Medieval finds to record them and helping on a simulated dig. We also had a number of craft activities including colouring sheets, worksheets, cutting and glueing tasks and quizzes. Several trays with fragments of old pottery items Washed finds from a recent excavation All of the session was really popular but I think the children enjoyed the sorting task in particular. If you missed the fun yesterday the session is running again today from 11am-4pm in Education Room 3 on the first floor. The session is drop-in, free and available to anyone although it is aimed at families with children and young people. Come and join in!"