This comprehensive information booklet, with accompanying activity ideas and worksheets, was written by Nicky Milsted to accompany the 2018 YAC Leaders' Weekend. It is packed with ideas for practical buildings archaeology sessions. It includes the following sections: Introduction to Buildings Archaeology, Recording Buildings, (Built) Heritage at Risk, Recording a Church, and Graveyard Recording
How did people build castles in medieval times? Build, besiege and excavate your own medieval castle.
What was it like to paint in the dark? Create your own cave paintings.
What is Celtic art and how much can it tell us about these people? Create your own Celtic cavalry shield and brooch.
What can we learn without digging? Use your surveying and observation skills to work out when your local churches were built and map their graveyards.
This booklet was prepared by Megan Clement from the Coastal and Intertidal Archaeological Network (CITiZAN) for the 2017 YAC Leaders' Weekend. It comprises an introduction to coastal and intertidal archaeology, and five themed session plans with practical activity ideas and linked worksheets. The sessions are: Introduction to intertidal archaeology; Waterlogged contexts; Coastal industry; The seaside; Ships and boats
How do archaeologists know where to dig? Learn about crop marks and create your own in this activity.
How do museums display artefacts? Bring in your own collections to display.
How did people make their clothes different colours? Create and test your own natural dyes.
How do we know what people looked like? Learn how archaeologists reconstruct faces from skeletons.