Archaeology: Live from the Vault - 11 December 2015 Stream 1 - 14:00
Presenter: Dr Fiona Starr; Naomi Manning; Fabienne Virago
Date: 11 December 2015
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 3pm
Closing Date: Bookings Close 10-Dec-2015
Availability: DEC and Non-DEC
DEC Positions: 25
Non-DEC Positions: 5
KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary
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KLA Keyword/s: History; Archaeology
Event Overview: Don’t let your students miss out on this special opportunity to meet with a curator and see some rare archaeology, ‘from the vault’ as well as visit a preserved dig.
In this one-off, live event your students will have the opportunity to speak with the curator at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Dr. Fiona Starr. The artefacts the students will examine include one of the only surviving convict shirts, a convict shoe and more. These artefacts are so fragile they are not displayed in the museum, so they are not usually seen by the public. Students will discuss and analyse these rare primary sources and begin to understand how they give us insights into the experiences of the convicts who lived at the Barracks. They will also learn about how an archaeologist works by visiting an archaeological dig site called Parbury Ruins, where the foundations of an 1820s cottage, and later additions, are conserved beneath a modern building.
Additional Booking Instructions: • This one off live event is free to all schools