BBC 4’s ‘Digging for Britain’ programme (24th March 9.00pm) will feature the exciting Iron Age excavation at Pocklington. It is clear that there are many similarities between what has been found at Pocklington and what was found at the Kirkburn excavations in the 1980’s as featured in SAM’s centrepiece ‘Swords, Spears and Skeletons exhibition. At both places an Iron Age ‘Arras’ culture warrior buried with his sword and a body has been found that had been speared after death along with many more graves.
At Southburn Archaeological Museum (SAM) you see our reconstruction of the Kirkburn grave and our display about how the local Parisi tribe lived and died over 2,000 years ago in what is now East Yorkshire. SAM has an open day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 19th March where you can see this and many more artefacts and try our historical ‘hands on’ activities.
If you can’t come on Saturday, you can make an appointment to visit by calling 01377 271180 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org