Anglo-Saxon Grave Workshop for Schools
- 24th February 2015
One of the activities we do with school children is the Anglo-Saxon skeleton, usually as part of ‘Invaders & Settlers’ aspect of the national curriculum. Our archaeologists base the workshop on the discovery of an Anglo-Saxon burial, and what this can tell us about Saxon life. We have a replica skeleton along with grave goods, based on local examples, which children can handle.
Uncovering a skeleton leads to all sorts of question for archaeologists, and the information the items give can lead to a very different picture of The Dark Ages, so it is great way for children to think about the process of discovering and analysing the evidence of the past. Questions include:
The objects we have are based in many cases from examples discovered by our archaeologists at sites in Worcestershire, so provides a local link to the subject. We’ll also include details of some of the other excavations in the county which have yielded clues to life in that period, including clothes and buildings.
If you are interested in coming to The Hive for one of these sessions, or in us coming out to your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01905 766352.