York Dragon Boat Race

Day of Young Archaeology

The Young Archaeologists Club’s 600 volunteers lead archaeology activities for more than 7,000 kids every year. We’ve just had a typically busy weekend with activities all over the UK, here’s a snap shot of what we got up to:

Flodden YAC launch their new Branch in style!

The Flodden YAC launch their new Branch in style…

Aerial photograph of the millstone quarry on Broomridge above Ford Moss in Northumberland

By taking aerial photographs of the millstone quarry on Broomridge above Ford Moss in Northumberland. What a great first taste of archaeology!

Digging at Randal Manor

North Down YAC digging at Randal Manor medieval site in Kent.

Burying a timecapsule at Colchester Castle.

While the Colchester Branch buried a timecapsule at Colchester Castle.

One of the new northern Branches try flint knapping.

Another new northern Branch, this is the North Pennines and Northumberland Uplands YAC having a go at flint knapping.

Phil Harding steers the Good Ship YAC to victory! (It's dark cos it rained. A lot.)

Meanwhile, YAC staff, volunteers and friends paddled in the York Dragon Boat Race to raise funds to support all of YAC’s activities. Yes that is Phil Harding sitting in the prow! It’s dark cos it rained. A lot. But as Phil said, “It’s not about winning, it’s more about sensible people doing silly things because they care about YAC.”