Digging the Past
Become a detective and gain an insight into the work of an archaeologist by getting hands-on with an ancient rubbish dump to understand how our ancestors lived and settled in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Learning Areas and Strands: Social Sciences, Science, Statistics, History, Geography and Economics
Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: Year 4 - 13, maximum 30 students
Availability: Term 2
Cost: Free, koha appreciated
The education programme
Guided by our educators, your students will:
- Get their hands dirty examining archaeological material from real middens (ancient rubbish dumps)
- Learn how to interpret ancient evidence
- Examine the Māori galleries to understand how our ancestors lived and settled in Aotearoa.
This programme can be tailored to meet the needs of your students
Download a copy of our RAM document here