Buxton Museum & Art Gallery has recently received the finds and archive from the Peak Lithics Transect, a 30-year field walking project covering over 1000 fields and resulting in finds that include around 6000 pieces of worked stone, mostly prehistoric, plus other finds such as prehistoric and post-medieval pottery. The museum is seeking volunteers to help pack this archive to ensure it is stored effectively and is accessible for display and research.
No experience is required, just an interest in archaeology or museum work and a willingness to work socially in small groups. Full guidance and training will be given. Sessions will run on Mondays from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch, but volunteers are free to commit to as much, or as little, of this period as they like. The first working part is scheduled for Monday 14th September and will include a short presentation about the project so far.
To find out more, or to get involved, email CITL@derbyshire.gov.uk.