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Photograph of a Cornish bay to represent experimental archaeology skills taught on the BSc (Hons) Archaeology at Truro College, representing a temporary exhibition at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno by Archaeology students, with text which reads 20 September to 4 October 2019, with logo’s for Cornwall based institutions.

Experimental Archaeology Exhibition

Touring show

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno welcomes an insightful exhibition created by final year students of the BSc (Hons) Archaeology, based at Truro College. The presentation is an experimental archaeological exhibition and explores the process of making a reproduction rock axe head typical of the Neolithic period.

Unique History

Students set out to make a reproduction of a Neolithic greenstone axe, worked using primitive methods to form a usable tool. The exhibition follows their research, stages of production and the unfolding process.

Cornish Greenstone is a material which occurs widely in Mounts Bay and Penwith coastal areas and was prized as a gift during the Stone Age.

The exhibition runs from 20th September until 4th October and is free with standard museum entry.

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Summer opening times:
(Monday 1 April 2019 – Friday 1 November 2019)
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last admission is at 4 pm).

Telegrapher’s Tea Room open on these days 10 am to 4:30 pm