Gives pupils a general understanding of archaeology and the work of an archaeologist by doing an imaginary excavation of their classroom.View full description
Strand unit: Stories
Suggestions for use: Explain the term artefact as a portable object - something you can pick up (Activity Sheet 1). Ask the pupils to name the portable objects in the classroom. They could then explore the different types of artefacts to be found in a classroom and in a room in their homes. They might also explore the idea of artefacts that will rot in the ground and those which will not. This is also closely related to the difference between living things and inanimate objects. Introduce the term ‘archaeologist’ as some one who looks at old things: old buildings and old objects. Name some examples of these for them. Closing Activity: Draw and colour a picture of an artefact in the schoolroom.
Website with a great variety of links - from interviews with archaeologists, creating field journals, time capsules and loads more!View full description
A quiz on the work of the archaeologistView full description
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