Friday, 27 January 2012

Viking Poo

Do you like Viking poo? We love Viking poo!

If you live in York, you can count yourself very, very lucky: during the upcoming York Viking Festival, there will be two, yes TWO, separate Viking poo events!
The first is a Poo Day at Barley Hall. According to our information, you get to "Join Dr Andrew Jones of the York Archaeological Trust for this fun family lecture, giving an insight into the messier side of archaeology. Learn how the contents of Viking rubbish pits and toilets have helped today’s archaeologists to reconstruct the muckiest details of life in Viking York". If that sounds unbearably thrilling, be at Barley Hall between 10:30 and 16:00 on Wednesday 15 February. Admission £1.
  The second event is on the same day and is called Viking Poo. The eminent Andrew Jones will once again be giving informative, and no doubt entertaining, talks about Viking poo. Suitable for all the family. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505, or book online at 11.00 and 14.00 at Barley Hall. £6 for adults, £4.50 for concessions (includes admission to Barley Hall).

The York coprolite: read all about it here
If this sounds like an excellent day out and you would love some more information on Viking toilets, despair not: it is available here.

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