images: An example (below) of the specially-made 'medalets' placed by General Pitt-Rivers, having been date-stamped, in his excavations before backfilling - and (above) a wooden case in which he kept some of them (Pitt Rivers Museum Accession Number 1971.30.5).
Public engagement is a central element of the Excavating Pitt-Rivers project. Throughout 2013 the project team will be talking about the project to a range of audiences. Three of these are scheduled for May and June:
On Tuesday 7 May, Dan Hicks will be introducing the project to archaeology students at St Cross College, Oxford. The talk is at 5.30pm. Further details are on the website of St Cross College and enquiries can be sent to email@example.com
On Saturday 8 June, Dan Hicks will be giving a talk on Augustus Pitt-Rivers in Sussex, hosted by Sussex Archaeological Society. The talk is at 2pm, and will be at Barbican House, Lewes. It will be followed by an optional field trip to nearby Mount Caburn, where Pitt-Rivers excavated during the 1870s. Further details are on the website of the Sussex Archaeological Society, and enquiries can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday 22 June, Dan Hicks will be giving a talk on Augustus Pitt-Rivers and Yorkshire at the AGM of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. The talk will be at Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ (2pm). Further details are on the website of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and enquiries can be sent by email from email@example.com