Y5 Archaeological dig
An archaeologist is a person who studies in History, to discover how people lived in the past. They look for artefacts that belong to the past. With these artefacts we get to learn about life in detail. Artefacts can be anything from jewellery, building, pots, objects, clothing etc. In Y5 we became archaeologists.
We completed our dig on our excavation site. We worked slowly and carefully using special brushes. Some of the things we discovered were a Victorian iron, an old portable radio, an amulet.
As we were discovering the new artefacts we kept thinking about these key questions: What is the artefact? What is the purpose of the artefacts? How old are they? What materials are they made of? Where did they come from?
We have learnt that a historian using artefacts as a source of information. As we learn about Ancient Egyptians we will continue to use artefacts to help us gain knowledge about Life in Egypt.