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Unearth your ancient history with a gallery of treasures showing how archaeology can open a window on the past and help us understand the place we live in today.

When did people first arrive in the Plymouth area and what did they do when they got here? This is your chance to discover what archaeologists think happened in the distant past!

'Uncovered' contains hundreds of artefacts discovered in the local area such as skulls, domestic items, porcelain, pottery, urns, ingots, axes and coins.

The gallery spans a time period that stretches from prehistoric times through to the present and includes objects from the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Roman and Medieval periods.

Interactive elements also give you plenty of opportunity to be 'hands on'! Can you reconstruct a shattered bowl like an archaeologist can? What would you have looked like as a Roman?

Want to see more images of the gallery? Visit our flickr site now!

This new gallery has been developed thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund and Renaissance in the Regions.

All information is correct at time of publishing but please note that dates and details are subject to change.

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