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Thursday, August 24

Exploring the Amphitheatre ...

Members of Chester City Council's Explorers' Club had a great time working alongside professional archaeologists where they learnt the basic principles of trowelling, planning and surveying. And when the rain fell for a brief time they had an opportunity to look at and handle some of the finds from the past couple of seasons and learn about the environmental work that is carried out on site. Their interest and enthusiasm showed us that there are definitely some budding future archaeologists amongst them.

Rebecca and Kayleigh being shown how to plan by Mike, the City Archaeologist;
Gill showing Rebecca and Elisha the correct way to trowel;
Kayleigh, Rebecca and Lewis cleaning the old ground surface in Area A

Julie showing George how to use a site level;
Lewis checks out a possible find in Area A;
Luke and Tim trowelling part of the old ground surface with David assisting

Jane supervising George and Alexander trowelling;
Mike explaining the principles of planning to Rebecca, Elisha and Kay;
George and Alexander are first on the scene with Jane and Julie at the discovery
of a piece of possible Iron-Age metal work by Dan, Site Director

posted by Cheryl Quinn at 16:45



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great to see the young people getting some hands-on experience of a real site and being allowed to touch and try everything. This is the way to ensure they grow up caring about our heritage from the past - and let's face it, it's just as much fun for us adults as it is for them!

7:06 PM, August 25, 2006  

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