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Archaeology Detectives

Explore a site using genuine archaeological skills, both within the classroom and on onsite.  Each session can be freestanding, or they can be used together as part of a project.  The Project Guide explains how to do this in more detail. All the resources have been designed to support educators with no prior experience, and to require no specialist equipment.

Archaeology Detectives Project Guide

A. Using maps

Explore a site using historic and modern maps.

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B. Using aerial photographs

Explore a site using aerial photographs.

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C. Using historic photographs

Explore a site using historic photographs.

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D. Surveying your site

Planning and undertaking a survey of your site.

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E. Photographing your site

Record the key features of your site using photographs.

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F. Sketching your site

Record the key features of your site using sketches.

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G. Presenting your information

Presenting your findings about a site.

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Completing an Archaeology Detectives project makes your group eligible for a Heritage Hero Award.