Diggin’ the dirt:  What do archaeologists do?

Diggin’ the dirt: What do archaeologists do?

This lesson is mean to set up an archaeological dig. If out school has a sand pit, garden or other free space why not set up an interactive lesson for student. Bury a skeleton, Roman coins or even some jewellery and make your year 7's archaeologists for the day. SHP textbook required; however depending on the ability of students this can be left out.
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Fun & Learning in the Real World: educators' guide

Fun & Learning in the Real World: educators' guide

Who is it for? As the title suggests, this booklet is for educators. What does it do? It provides background information, plug-and-play worksheets (see below), activity ideas and signposting to a whole host of resources. What’s it about? It focuses on showing how traditional subjects, learnt in school and at home, are applied in the real world. With an emphasis on the marine environment and maritime archaeology, this guide aims to make learning more fun! [archaeology, maritime, marine, science, history, geography, cross-curricular]
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Article: Exploring ancient human diets

Article: Exploring ancient human diets

Bones from ancient sites show that our ancestors were butchering animals long ago: bones with cut marks made before they were fossilised date back 3.5 million years. In this short article we look at what we know about our ancestors' eating habits. Includes lesson ideas: Did eating fish help our brains grow? Is it learning to cook that made us human? From the Wellcome Trust's Big Picture: Food and Diet (www.wellcome.ac.uk/bigpicture/food).
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Identifying a Mystery Shipwreck: cross-curricular

Identifying a Mystery Shipwreck: cross-curricular

A 40-page colourful booklet with information, links and resources for pupils to follow and work through. Shows application of school subjects in real-life disciplines. Introduces scientific and historic methods, techniques and free online resources while the pupil works towards working out the identity of the shipwreck. Freely downloadable supporting worksheets (2 examples given here) and answer sheets available online. [archaeology, maritime, marine, science, history, geography, cross-curricular]
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Cranes, trains and bananas: Somers Town Goods Yard

Cranes, trains and bananas: Somers Town Goods Yard

Before work could begin on building the new Francis Crick Institute, archaeologists from Museum of London Archaeology went in to excavate the planned building site, close to St Pancras Station and the British Library. Their findings shed light on the area's changing history, from fields through to slums, before becoming an important distribution hub for goods coming into London - the Somers Town Goods Yard.
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Bones

Bones

Jelena Bekvalac and Bill White from the Museum of London Centre for Bioarchaeology describe the process of examining bones. They demonstrate ways of ageing and sexing the skeletons, as well as different bone pathologies - evidence on the bones of disease and trauma. In support of Skeletons at Wellcome Collection http://www.wellcomecollection.org/skeletons
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Overview: Museum of London Archaeology

Overview: Museum of London Archaeology

Taryn Nixon of the Museum of London Archaeology describes what the department deals with, the varied kinds of work the 200 archaeologists do there, the best ways to get into the field, and why archaeology is still relevant today.
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The Ancient Life History of the EarthA Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts ofPalæontological Science

The Ancient Life History of the EarthA Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts ofPalæontological Science

The Ancient Life History of the Earth A Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts of Palæontological Science by Henry Alleyne Nicholson. This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org
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How to Observe in Archaeology

How to Observe in Archaeology

Brought to you by the British Museum. This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org
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