If you dig the past don't miss this.ANCIENT artefacts will go on public display at this year's Archaeology Festival.
The three-day event, which is jointly hosted by Cardiff University's School of History and Archaeology and the city's National Museum, will feature lectures by 50 guest speakers and see sites, such as the Roman fortress in Caerleon and the medieval Vale of Glamorgan village at Cosmeston Lakes, opened for visitors.
The festival will take place from February 6 to 8.
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Confirmed speakers include:
Bettany Hughes, historian and broadcaster;
Brian Fagan, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, from the University of California, Santa Barbara History
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Steven Mithen, Professor of Early Prehistory prehistory, period of human evolution before writing was invented and records kept. The term was coined by Daniel Wilson in 1851. It is followed by protohistory, the period for which we have some records but must still rely largely on archaeological evidence to at the University of Reading.
Sessions will include topics such as Romans and Barbarians, and the archaeology of Wales.
For further information or to buy festival tickets visit www.archaeology.co.uk/festival.