PLANED staff have been digging deep and going the extra mile to enable the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Archaeology Day to go ahead in spite of a global pandemic and all the restrictions in place.
Many people will know that this is an annual event organised by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and is supported by PLANED. The event has been running successfully since 2003; every November, the event features a number of speakers who present their work to an audience of up to 200 people at Pembrokeshire College.
This year, due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions, the event will be held virtually, online, and will be accessible to all who wish to attend with no charge. This year’s talks are in the process of being recorded and edited to enable the speakers to present talks from their homes or offices or even from archaeological sites. Confirmed speakers includes Professor Mike Parker Pearson providing an update on his research into Neolithic archaeology in the Preselis and a talk by Dr Toby Driver and the CHERISH team on their work.
The pre-recorded films will be mixed with live presentations and even interactive Q&A sessions; streamed live via YouTube on the day of the event. The presentations will be available to watch both live and after the event, but the only way to join the interactive Q&A is to watch live.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Archaeology Day will take place on Saturday 7 November and will be broadcast live on the ‘Diwrnod Archaeoleg – Archaeology Day’ YouTube channel
For further details, please see the official event page: https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/event/archaeology-day-2020/