ARCHAEOLOGY enthusiasts attended a day dedicated to discoveries and research over the weekend.

It was held at County Hall in Durham on Saturday and included talks on topics including the ongoing investigations at Auckland Castle and information around a community excavation at Piercebridge Roman fort.

Research on the remains of the Scottish soldiers found at Palace Green and a talk on the Roman fleet diploma discovered near Lanchester Roman fort also formed part of the day.

David Mason, Durham County Council’s principal archaeologist, said: “Archaeology Day has always been a popular event because it gives people the chance to find out more about what has been going on in our region in the previous year in archaeology.”