Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Active workshop session led by our experienced Education Officer, where pupils explore the techniques used by archaeologists today to investigate our buried past. This session includes an experiment using magnets to explain how magnetometry is used by archaeologists today to complete underground surveys without excavation. Pupils will also learn about the science behind crop marks and parch marks, useful indicators of buried archaeology that show up on aerial photographs in periods of drought. They will be able to handle a range of objects from the past, to explore the range of materials used in the past, their properties and application. Discover how modern archaeologists use information from aerial photographs, finds, surveying and excavation to make an accurate map of our past using GPS technology and see the archaeology mapping for your area.
To book Science of Archaeology contact:
WSHC, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN