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Dartmoor in the museum

As part of the Festival of Archaeology we set up our Moor Stories roadshow in the courtyard at RAMM. We were alongside our colleagues from conservation who fascinated visitors with their work on finds from the Princesshay excavations. Normally conservation work in their labs but for Festival of Archaeology they set up a temporary lab in the museum.

Conservation demonstration in the Courtyard at RAMM

Conservation demonstration in the Courtyard at RAMM

We had plenty of visitors look at our finds from Dartmoor, and being in the museum we were able to display some different objects to the ones we showed at Bellever Day.

looking at finds in our handling collection

looking at finds in our handling collection

Stone, bone or ceramic?

Once again visitors of all ages enjoyed the sort the finds challenge! Our curator Tom devised this simple challenge. Visitors have to sort an assortment of bones, pottery and stones into the correct categories. There were some very speedy sorters that day!

Tom's sort out the finds challenge

Tom’s sort out the finds challenge

Getting feedback and spreading the word

Our visitors were very happy to look at the planned designs for the Moor Stories website and give their opinions. It was an even split between pages with a map of the parishes and pages without. Look for the final design in a future post!

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