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Science of Archaeology: Excavation

KS3 school session at Flag Fen

£270 per group of up to 30 students

Various times available
Flag Fen
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Overview

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.

Learning objectives:

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.

                                                                                

Science of Archaeology: Excavation

KS3 school session at Flag Fen

£270 per group of up to 30 students

Various times available
Flag Fen
Find out more

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