Get started as an archaeologist!
Learn all the skills needed to become an Indiana Jones. Handle real artefacts, hunt for treasure, learn to dig and see how the pieces of history fit together into one big story.
Introduction to Archaeology
Begin your archaeological training!
Get your hands on the tools of the trade and get started with a chocolate chip cookie.
How many chunks will you find?
Layers of History
Discover the timeline beneath out feet.
Find out how Britain's past has developed over time and create your own stratigraphy model. Follow in the footsteps of many great archaeologists and learn how clues can be found in even the most unlikely of places.
How do archaeologists find out where to dig?
Play a game of Heritage Hunt with your friends.
Who can find the treasure first?
Get your hands dirty and get digging!
Expand your archaeological skills with an excavation box.
What will you find?
Get your hands on the past!
Learn how to handle, identify and record real archaeological artefacts, including prehistoric axes, medieval pottery and victorian jewellery.
How do archaeologists preserve what they find?
Have a go at recording archaeological artefacts. Take photographs and draw pictures to ensure that we never lose important archaeological information.
Peer into the past
Use your knowledge and imagination to design an archaeological illustration of a famous site.
Draw, model or use lego to show what you think the past was like.