CSI: The Staffordshire Hoard

March 2011 & “reloaded” March 2013


Become a forensic detective at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and discover the secrets behind the Staffordshire Hoard. In partnership with Keele and Staffordshire Universities the event has been supported and funded by the RSC.

See how science and modern technology can examine historical artefacts and help shape our understanding of the past.

Students from Staffordshire and Keele University Forensic Departments will present a series of workshops which explore the discovery and research programme of the Staffordshire Hoard.

Pan for gold, look through a microscope to identify real semi-precious garnet minerals, have a go at making models of precious metals and gem stones using molecular modelling kits and discover the chemical analysis of metals and alloys using an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.

Search for buried treasure using radar technology and watch trained archaeologists excavate a skeleton.


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