Wed, 29 May|
The Antoinette Centre
What is Environmental Archaeology?
What is the difference between an ecofact and an artefact? What exactly is environmental archaeology? What can we tell from the remains of the past? Can we tell what people ate, and how does diet change through time? And what exactly is a coprolite?
Time & Location
29 May 2019, 10:00 – 12:00
The Antoinette Centre, The Antoinette Centre, Quex Park, Birchington, UK
About The Event
What is the difference between an ecofact and an artefact? What exactly is Environmental Archaeology? What can we tell from the remains of the past? Can we tell what people ate and how does diet change through time? And what exactly is a coprolite?
This workshop will explain the aim of Environmental Archaeology and give children the opportunity to get hands on (and a little bit messy!).
Children will sieve through samples taken from site identifying seeds and bones as they go, before examining and analysing the contents of an example of human waste. We will spend time considering what this evidence tells us and what it can mean to our understanding of the environment in history and how humans used it.
Materials used will be child friendly and created in the kitchen (not the smallest room in the house!).
Duration: 2 hours
Age Guide: 8 years +
Price: £14 per child.
Numbers limited to 15
(Parents welcome but children do the fun- and mucky- bits!)