Date(s) - 29/09/2016
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
- Event Age 04-07
- Event Age 07-11
- Event Subject Humanities & Social Sci
- Event Subject Other
- Home Ed event
Organised by helen gates
Wittenham Clumps has been important to people since before the Ice Age and this workshop uses our local history to find out about life from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We introduce the chronology of the time periods and the similarities and differences between them. We use a number of ancient artefacts to highlight this and the skeletons from Bronze Age and Iron Age burials excavated on our site. We then go out onto the Clumps and find out what evidence these cultures left behind that can still be seen today, and have a go at invading the hill fort! In the afternoon we offer a range of experimental archaeology-based activities with a chance for the children to have a hands-on experience learning ancient technologies. These might include weaving willow wattle structures, lighting fire with Flint, pottery, spinning Wolof making prehistoric paint! Children can also build their own miniature ancient British villages and learn about archaeology and artefact handling by looking at some of the genuine finds we have at the Earth Trust.
Two sessions will be run for ages 4-6yrs and 7-11yrs.
website address www.earthtrust.org.uk
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