Flow of Time – Hands on Archaeology Education Guide

Step-by-step guide for archaeology-themed, hands-on, creative activities!

This booklet is designed to be a step-by-step guide for educators and group leaders on how to deliver archaeology themed, hands-on, creative activities to children.

The Flow of Time workshops have been designed to encourage participants to think about people and communities in the past, how they would have lived and what objects they would have created and used. Using artefacts found at sites around the Clyde and Avon Valley as inspiration, the hands-on learning activities were developed to encourage discussion around the particular objects, including Celtic stone heads, Bronze Age pottery, axes and moulds, Roman coins, cordage and Iron Age beads.

The booklet includes a list of materials, clear photographs and instructions showing the correct methods for each of the six different activities, as well as information on health and safety precautions. It also has a section at the back outlining some ideas for further reading and places to visit to learn more about the history of the Clyde and Avon Valley.

More resources from Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership:

Tasting through Time  

From Sheep to Shawl

Cyanotype photography

Guide to Re-photography

Fruits of their Labours -oral histories

Making a Medieval Tile  

Created for Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership by Northlight Heritage, with support from Historic Environment Scotland.

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