Archaeology for schools

It’s not just about history…

Planning the site

Planning the site

If asked what an archaeologist does, most children will reply ‘Dig’. However, teaching archaeology is about more than the acquisition of physical skills, it can involve a lot of thinking too. Here a group of children are learning how to plan archaeological features. This is essentially a practical application of the co-ordinate maths which they will have learnt in the classroom.  Archaeology also has links with many other subjects including English and science.  This makes the ideal focus for cross-curricular work.

… it’s about commitment to learning.

Hard work in the rain

Hard work in the rain

Archaeology can engage both children and adults through physical action and through a sense of discovery. It can also engender a high level of commitment. These children are absorbed in their task despite the fact that it is raining.

Here are just a few of the things I can offer. Click on the links below to find out more

Archaeology in the classroom

 Garden finds surveys

Archaeological Excavations for Schools

If you’d like to book a session or just to talk over how archaeology could work in your school, contact me here.


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