Southampton YAC go potty!
For our May meeting, Southampton YAC went completely potty. We explored ancient ceramics to find out why archaeologists use pottery to understand past cultures. It was a jam-packed session with a mixture of archaeological techniques and messy fun!
Pots of Evidence
We excavated mini digs and identified the pottery we discovered, used callipers and contour gauges to create archaeological drawings of Roman, Saxon and Medieval pottery sherds, reconstructed broken pottery, experimented with different materials to waterproof terracotta pots and created a pot fridge!
After a short break we became a bit more creative, acting out scenes from Greek black-figure pottery before designing our own scenes on flower pots. And finally, with the help of an experimental potter, we created Bronze Age beakers using locally sourced clay.
A potty and packed meeting indeed!!
Blog by Alex Walker, Southampton YAC Leader
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