The Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology is the UK’s biggest annual celebration of archaeology. This year the theme for the festival is Archaeology and Creativity and there are some wonderful resources out there for you to tap into.

Archaeology at its heart is a creative process. It’s about exploration and imagination, it’s visual stimulation and inspiration; it’s the process by which we create memory and meaning. By drawing on innovative technologies and using a wide range of tools archaeology helps us think about the world we live in.

Archaeology is about storytelling and archaeologists use creative practices such as art, music, creative writing, poetry and theatre to bring to life the material we uncover and the stories of the places and people around us.  

Council for British Archaeology

Useful links for you to explore this exciting festival further

About the Festival

Resources to use in school

Science based activities