I will be talking about ‘Children, Archaeology and Unexpected Interpretations’ at this year’s Dearne Valley Archaeology Day on 25th February. Read more about it #children #research #interpretation #Archaeology #paper #conference #outreach
We have now finalised the dates for the test-pitting in a field near Arbor Low. This phase of the project will run from 26th March – 7th April 2012, and will attempt to ascertain whether the spread of material recovered from field-walking is true representation of past activity or whether archaeology towards the bottom of the field has been hidden by colluvium and other deposits. We intend to dig approximately 125 1m x 1m pits! Members of ARTEAMUS have signed up to help as ha
I am now a member of ARTEAMUS and very pleased about it too! What is ARTEAMUS? I hear you say. Well, as is explained on the website: “ARTEAMUS is a collective archaeological research organisation which operates in and around the Peak District National Park. We exist to promote archaeological research to enable a better public understanding of archaeology and the historic landscapes of the region.” #Archaeology #ARTEAMUS #PeakDistrict #research
Interesting ideas for engaging children in archaeology are coming from Cadw and Archaeology Wales. On the back of their excavations in the Vale of Galmorgan they will be inviting school children to ‘make & break’ prehistoric pottery!
It is believed that in the Neolithic, people deliberately broke and deposited their prized possessions in the burial chambers of the dead. This reminds me of the activities we did with Mrs Gresham and the Y5s of Burbage Primary school at Solomon
Here are the first of the photos of the finds from our field-walking expedition in November with Dr Hannah Cobb, Dr Ian Parker Heath and undergraduates from the University of Manchester. Ian took a selection of flint flakes, tools and cores to show the farmer, who was suitably impressed. Now plans are afoot to put in a few test pits around Easter – watch this space! #Landscape #undergraduate #ArborLow #Easter #fieldwalking #Archaeology #UniversityofManchester #flint