|The Dig! © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Mapping the Dig © Pitt Rivers Museum|
The next step was to map the dig and then to document specific objects. We explained how objects need to be recorded when received at a museum so we can see their condition and record any damage. It was then time to go behind the scenes to see real museum professionals in their work environments. Here they would learn the importance of conserving objects.
|Researching Artefacts © Pitt Rivers Museum|
Children then researched their chosen objects in the Museum. Finally we gathered back to reconstruct the dig and hear what everyone had found out about their objects. In this way a picture was built up of who this person might have been: Where did they come from? What did they do for a living? And how did they die? We had some very imaginative ideas.
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