Science of Archaeology: Excavation
KS3 school session at Flag Fen
£270 per group of up to 30 students
Covid update: This session will resume from September 2021 onwards. It is not available in the Summer Term 2021.
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.