Posts from October 2020

  • 20th October 2020
Historic Environment Record Desk Reopening

The Worcestershire Historic Environment Record (HER) Public Desk will be reopening from Tuesday 3rd November. To allow for social distancing measures, the desk will be operating on an appointment only basis between 10:30 and 13:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Worcestershire HER is the County’s primary record for archaeological and historic environment information, holding over...

  • 12th October 2020
Black History Month – Black Presence in Worcestershire

For several years Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service has been collecting references to Black people living in Worcestershire. The county today has 5% of the population who are non-white, but there has been a Black presence for at least 400 years, which can surprise people. It may be longer, and there will be far more...

  • 2nd October 2020
We learn about knapping on the job. Find of the month – June 2020

Look what we found Our archaeology unit was digging in a really small sub-urban area surrounded by agricultural lands in the south of Worcestershire when a sharp-eyed field archaeologist spotted an incredible find …an ancient piece worked flint. You might think that finding a flint shard is not that uncommon and on some sites that...