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The CSI: Sittingbourne lab is holding a special exhibition, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the first two weeks in April (1-11th) + Saturday April 5th. Visitors are welcome to come see conservation in action and talk to us about new discoveries on finds from Lyminge, the Sarre/Bifrons assemblage, (normally stored at Maidstone Museum), and The Meads, Sittingbourne Anglo-Saxon cemetery.
Where – The CSI lab, The Forum, High St. Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3DL
This ‘open lab’ exhibition is in celebration of recent reassessment and conservation work done on the Kent Archaeological Society collection of Anglo-Saxon iron finds excavated at Sarre and Bifrons in the 1860s – X-radiography and microscopic analysis have revealed new details such as gold inlays and mineral preserved wood and textiles; also, mysterious past restoration and preservation techniques – ie. the mystery of the broken shears !! Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to see work in progress on the Lyminge bone gaming piece and all the metalwork from the 2012 /2013 excavations at the Anglo-Saxon Hall house at Lyminge.
For more information about the Lyminge excavation and gaming piece, please see:http://www.lymingearchaeology.org and http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2014/rare-gaming-piece-found-anglo-saxon-royal-hall
For more information about the KAS Sarre/Bifrons collection, please see: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/X-rays-reveal-secrets-of-Kent-Anglo-Saxon-graves1.pdf
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