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XArch Project and Brayford Community Archaeology Group
Welcombe Farm Excavation, April 2008
XArch invited 5 local primary schools to visit and take part in the excavation. Whilst on site, the children (and teachers!) learnt to record artefacts from Barnstaple Museum and make pottery using prehistoric methods. They also helped with a geophysical survey and leant the art of careful excavation using a trowel. A talk given by Jim Knights from Brayford Community Archaeology Group explaining how the excavation fitted into previous archaeological and historical investigations within Brayford and the surrounding area, helped to put all these activities into context.
Children from Brayford Primary School conducting a detailed resitivitiy survey and then downloading the results on site with Jim Knights. Julian from Barnstaple Museum explaining the importance of archaeological recording methods.
Brayford Primary School helping in the trench and hoping to find some treasure!
Becky demonstrating how to make prehistoric pottery and the children making their own prehistoric style pots
Department of Archaeology, Laver Building, North Park Road, Exeter, Devon, UK EX4 4QE
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