Science of Archaeology: Excavation
KS3 school session at Flag Fen
£270 per group of up to 30 students
Covid update: This session is currently not available.
Flag Fen is recognised as the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in northern Europe. These fully-led activities celebrate the role of archaeology as a way of investigating the past and understanding a different way of life.
- Become an Archaeologist: The Science of Archaeology
- In our indoor simulated archaeological dig, pupils will use a variety of excavation tools and techniques to unearth and record genuine archaeological finds.
- Be an Explorer as you travel through pre-history
- Learn more about how archaeology has taught us about science in prehistory by going on a guided tour of the site. A storytelling activity in the Bronze Age roundhouse is available if wished.
Be an Explorer as you travel through pre-history
Learn more about how archaeology has taught us about science in prehistory by going on a guided tour of the site. A storytelling activity in the Bronze Age roundhouse is available if wished.
National curriculum links: History, Science, English.
Participating in this session, pupils will:
- use appropriate techniques, apparatus and materials during fieldwork developing their understanding of the scientific method involved in archaeological excavation.
- develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding in relation to archaeological science and stratigraphy.
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of archaeological science through participation in an enquiry that helps them to answer specific questions about the world around them.
- be able to record results on a grid.
- understand the importance of accurate recording.
- be able to make deductions using, appropriate technical language, from evidence obtained in excavation.
- understand the importance of team working in the archaeological method.
- show an understanding that science is, and always has been used in the real world.
- foster an understanding of science in prehistory.