|Digging the dirt|
Dr Miles Russell FSA was invited to formally open the major exhibition comemorating 100 years of the Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society on the evening of 26th October 2006. The event, which celebrated the centenary of the countrys first community-based Archaeological club, founded by Herbert Toms, then curator of Brighton Borough Museum and ex-archaeological supervisor to Lieutenant-General Sir Augustus Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, was attended by over 150 guests. The 50th anniversary of the societys foundation had previously been commemorated by Brigadier Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler Kt, CH, CIE, MC. The exhibition, at Hove Museum, will run until the end of March 2007.
The exhibition aims to give a valuable insight into what it's like to be an archaeologist. Visitors will be able to experience the recreation of a Roman villa excavation and explore how to gather data. Digging the Dirt also examines important digs that have taken place in the surrounding area and features a wealth of images, interviews and atrefacts from locations such as Whitehawk and Itford Hill.
You can visit the museum online for more details on this exhibition.