Young Archaeologists Club
NPT Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is based at the Neath Library and is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. It is an affiliated club with the Council for British Archaeology YAC network and meets once a month, usually on the second Saturday, from 1pm to 3pm. Sessions are free to members but need to be booked in advance.
The club provides an opportunity for young people to discover how archaeology can help us learn about our ancestors by visiting local historic sites and buildings, examining real artefacts, investigate archaeology with experts, discover how things were made through experimental craft activities and using modern technology to recreate the past.
It’s an opportunity to meet real archaeologists, develop new skills and make new friends. Members will take part in all sorts of activities and we’re very lucky to have a regular visiting archaeologist from the Museum of London Archaeology at some of our sessions.
We hope that by participating in the club, budding archaeologists will be able to learn new skills, develop confidence, learn more about their ancestors and engage with their locality.
Sessions so far have included a guided walk around Parc le Breos burial chamber and pre-historic Cat Hole Cave with Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, flint knapping and antler carving with an experimental archaeologist, landscape archaeology recording techniques and hands on excavations at a local heritage site.
If you’d like to get involved with NPT YAC, become a member or find out more about the club, get in touch with the team by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org