Lets excavate!

Children in year three have been learning about the Stone Age and exactly how we find out about the past. In order to learn about human past, we have become Archaeologists. Excavation is the method that archaeologists use to extract out of the ground. The work is difficult and has to be detail-orientated since the archaeologist is destroying the very thing they are trying to study- and there are no ‘do-overs’. It is impossible for them to know exactly what is underground so they have to be very careful not to damage what’s underneath. Children have had a cookie, (the site) and needed to extract the chocolate chips (artefacts) to gain an understanding of how careful an Archeologist needs to work.