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1st February 2016

A Level Archaeology and History came in useful when York College staff and students led family-friendly activities to explore everyday life in Roman York at the Yorkshire Museum during Residents’ Weekend.

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Hundreds of families had a go at making Roman face pots out of clay, learnt about Roman numerals and inscriptions and picked up a Roman CIty Trail, created by Charlie Dean, Head of Humanities at York College.  Follow this link to download the College’s Roman York City Trail.

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Taking inspiration from the Museum’s ancient artefacts, visitors were interested to hear the story of the Ivory Bangle Lady and see how archaeologists use bones to find out about the finer details of people’s lives from hundreds of years ago.

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Charlie Dean, Head of Humanities at York College said: “The Yorkshire Museum was the perfect location for us to deliver the Roman York activities. It was great to meet local families and share interesting facts about this most interesting period of history.”

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