Archaeologist visit!

by rpayne on July 13, 2017

This week the children were lucky to have a visit from archaeologists at the Ipplepen excavation site where Roman remains were discovered in 2010!

http://ipplepen.exeter.ac.uk/

They taught us about archaeology and the Roman site at Ipplpen. they have discovered many Roman remains there and we also found out that people lived in round houses, rather than the traditional Roman villa style homes.

To further our learning we did some practical activities.

First we pretended to be Romand and bult a house in the style of the houses found in Ipplepen. We left some bones and jewels around too.

Next we moved away from our settlement to find a place with more fertile soil, taking away all the best parts of our building. Over time the wood rotted away and the settlement was covered.

We put sand over our settlement, swapped our work and began excavating, just like archaeologists do. we were able to see where the old settlements were and also found other interesting parts that were left behind!

 

 

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