Our Archaeological Dig workshop
This workshop lasts for 60 minutes and usually takes place in Skippings Barn. The session aims to raise awareness of the techniques employed by archaeologists as they rebuild the ‘story of the past’. References will be made to experimental archaeology, stratification and artefacts. The objective of this workshop is to give a brief opportunity for children to access the discovery techniques used by practicing archaeologists.
During the session children will explore different archaeological contexts; they will take part in a replica dig and record details about the object they ‘find’. They will analyse the diet of an individual by dissecting fake ‘poo’ and will use aerial photographs to identify features in the landscape.