Young Archaeologists Uncover the Past
15 January 2019
Children as young as seven are getting hands on with history as founding members of a new archaeology club
From the Roman era to the present day, Young Archaeologists’ Club delves deeper into the hidden past of Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
Members, aged between seven and 11, meet monthly to explore different aspects of archaeology, learn new skills and see the past from a new perspective.
The new club has been established by The Auckland Project, the latest in a nationwide network of Young Archaeologists’ Clubs, co-ordinated by educational charity, the Council for British Archaeology.
Sessions to date have included a visit to Binchester Roman Fort where the young historians got up close with Roman ruins, had a go at identifying archaeological finds and learned to write Latin phrases with Roman-style ink made from ash.
At the latest meeting of the Young Archaeologists’ Club in January, children explored the archaeology of battlefields and had a go with a magnetic susceptibility meter, a piece of archaeological equipment used to learn more about the remnants and signs left behind on sites such as battlefields.
Young Archaeologists’ Club sessions are £2 each and run throughout the year. Places are limited so booking is essential, to book please email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01388 743 797.