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Digging up the past (Bright Minds 4 - 5)

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The University of Queensland

Building 56

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

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Digging up the past (Bright Minds 4 - 5)

Ever wanted to know how cultures have changed over the millennia, adapting to changing social and physical environments? Join this hands-on archaeological dig to excavate and analyse stone, bone, metal and glass artefacts and explore how human alterations have changed our landscape. Develop the skills to explore human activity from any place or time period from our early ancestors to Antarctic explorers and even into space.

In this workshop students will participate in mapping, digging and sieving, cataloguing and knapping. A workbook will be provided so that students can record their findings. Students will gain a broad understanding of archaeology’s ability to integrate and bridge issues of the past, present and future and also how archaeology can contribute to a sustainable community where cultural heritage is valued.

Location: University of Queensland (Archaeological Teaching & Research Centre)
Building 56J

Date: Saturday, 24 February, 2018

Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am

Cost: $55

Equipment: Enclosed shoes are ESSENTIAL plus comfortable clothing, hat, drink bottle, snack, hair tied back.

Workshop Capacity: 30 students

This workshop seeks to:

  • broaden student appreciation of change as a process of adaptation and transformation;
  • strengthen cooperation skills as students collaborate and lead as the situation requires; and to,
  • develop the trans-disciplinary research skills of collecting, recording, organising and interpreting data through participation in an archaeological dig.

Workshop links to the Australian Science Curriculum

Science as a Human Endeavour
Year 5/6 ACSHE083 & ACSHE098
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions
Year 7/8 ACSHE134
Scientific knowledge has changed people’s understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available

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The University of Queensland

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Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

Australia

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