Talks and Activities can be modified to suit your needs, but include:
What is Archaeology?
An introduction to Archaeology, from Field Walking through to Excavation, we examine how Archaeologists unearth the past.
We start with the discovery of a site through examining maps, field walking, aeroplane surveys and noticing crop marks. Then we explore everything from Ground Penetrating Radar to the use of trowels to understand the processes and techniques which Archaeologists use to find, investigate and excavate an Archaeological site!
Reconstructing the Past:
We examine the techniques and observations Archaeologists use to reconstruct the past.
What does this mean? This is the question which every Archaeologist faces after an excavation! Together we will explore the ways Archaeologists use a myriad of evidence to reconstruct how people lived in the past!
A chance to handle and analyse real artefacts from History, Ancient History and Prehistory!
Archaeosoup invites you to take hold of history and examine a myriad of artefacts. Together we attempt to figure out what these objects are, where they come from, how they were made and how old they are?
You and your group are invited to interpret a basic excavation (based on a real excavation).
Bring an excavation into your midst without a single muddy boot print crossing the threshold! One by one you uncover parts of an Ancient site, revealing your very own excavation. When the whole site has been revealed you are invited to interpret and understand what you have found!
Highlighting the clues all around us which hint at our exciting heritage!
Archaeosoup walks you through a typical Town Centre. We invite you to take a fresh look at the buildings, roads and other features, highlighting the clues about the past which are only a glance away!
Archaeology of Britain:
Together we examine the remarkable Archaeology of these islands. We begin with the Palaeolithic (30,000 years ago) and travel all the way through to the Industrial Archaeology of the C20th.
Note: Archaeology Talks are delivered as an experienced Archaeologist (not a character).