Whiteadder: Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs

Discover archaeological sites of different time periods from across the Whiteadder Project study area, and ideas for how to use these sites as a springboard for learning.

Whiteadder: Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs – learning resources

Whiteadder: Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs celebrates the Whiteadder Water valley through the eyes of its communities past and present.

This part of the Scottish Borders is unusually rich in archaeology. Through new research and excavations the project uncovered and shared some of this landscapes ancient secrets.

On the Whiteadder learning page you’ll find information about archaeological sites of different time periods from across the Whiteadder Project study area, and ideas for how to use these sites as a springboard for learning.

Discover Neolithic chambered cairns, Bronze Age Beakers, Iron Age homes and weaving and textiles in the Early Historic period.

The learning resources were created during spring/summer 2020, when lockdown restrictions were in place, therefore most of the activities require few or no supplies beyond a pencil and paper, with the intention that they can be carried out at home as well as in class.

In the ‘Experiences and Outcomes‘ document, you’ll find a table which shows where the suggested activities might link in with the Curriculum for Excellence.

We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the archaeology of the Whiteadder with your learners!

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