Talks and Workshops
There is a time and a place for formal talks and PowerPoint presentations, however most effective learning comes from questioning, and that works best in a more informal setting.
ArchaeoLearning provides a range of different learning approaches, with the aim of being accessible for all. If you think you are too old or too young or even if you worry about limited mobility - DON'T. If you are interested then get involved, book a place, come along and indulge your passion; immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Archaeology. Just have fun learning!
Click on the ArchaeoLearning logo to find a list of workshops, talks and events aimed at those of us who don't formally qualify as children. There will be a range of activities such as pottery talks and demonstrations, workshops introducing the basics of archaeology, fieldwork methods and techniques, excavating and interpreting human remains, talks from Archaeologists fortunate enough to have travelled the globe learning about and doing their bit to protect some incredible Archaeology and artifacts, such as that in Iraq and Libya. Keep an eye out for updates.
AL the owl (with a trowel) is the mascot for Children's activities and workshops. Each workshop has an age guide, but these aren't set in stone. Some are for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 aged children (6-11 years) , some are more appropriate for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 aged children (11-17 years). If you really want to get involved but are unsure if you are too old or too young, just get in touch.
Each workshop or event has all the details listed, just click on the one you are interested in to see all the information you need.
Archaeology is the history of us all. The artifacts discovered should be seen, studied, held, questioned and appreciated for what they are.
Our aim at ArchaeoLearning is to encourage, develop and foster an enthusiasm for the past through engaging, interactive activities, workshops and talks for all ages. Archaeology is the study of objects used and modified by our ancestors.
Hold a brooch, a bead or a pot in your hand and imagine the tales it could tell.
What has it seen? Where has it been? Who owned it?
Get hands on, reach out, touch history and imagine the sights, sounds and smells that brooch, bead or pot has experienced.
Just to be sure...
What is archaeology?
The purpose of archaeology is to learn more about past societies and the development of the human race. Over 99% of the development of humanity has occurred within prehistoric cultures, who did not make use of writing, thereby no written records exist for study purposes. Without such written sources, the only way to understand prehistoric societies is through archaeology.
It is about the evidence that man has left behind. It is most definitely not about dinosaurs.