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Presenting archaeology to young people

Steven Cracknell and Mike Corbishley (editors)

CBA Research Report No 64 (1986)

ISBN 0 906780 61 6


Title page of report 64

Why should archaeology be presented to young people and how can it be? This book contains practical ideas, reports on work in progress, and analyses of the problems involved. It is aimed primarily at people working in archaeology, but it will also appeal to teachers who want to know what archaeologists can provide, and museum workers who often have to act as intermediaries between the two groups.

Most of the papers printed here were first given at a seminar organized by Warwickshire Museum in September 1985. A wide variety of approaches is represented, ranging from the 'traditional' site tour to the use of computers and videos, covering most of the methods currently being used to present archaeology to young people.


  • Title pages
  • Contents (p v)
  • Acknowledgements (p v)
  • Notes on the contributors (p vi)
  • Introduction by Stephen Cracknell (pp 1-2)
  • Archaeology, monuments, and education by Mike Corbishley (pp 3-8)
  • What does archaeology have to offer? by Peter Clarke (pp 9-12)
  • The use of video in the introduction of archaeology in the primary school by Peter Stone and Peter Phillips (pp 13-16)
  • The Prestatyn excavation: education, presentation and video by Marion Blockley (pp 17-23)
  • Sandwell adventure:an educational computer package by David Breedon (pp 24-25)
  • Site visits for schools: the experience of the Sandwell Valley Archaeological Project by Michael A Hodder (pp 26-28)
  • Tales of Troy: recreating the past in the classroom by Rayna Andrew (pp 28-32)
  • Experimental archaeology by John Steane (pp 33-37)
  • A paper-based package: academic accuracy or popular appeal? by Christina Parker (pp 38-40)
  • Wasperton Archaeological Project: educational package by Gilles Crawford (pp 41-44)
  • Look and learn at the Lunt by Margaret Rylatt (pp 45-47)
  • The Crickley Hill mobile exhibition of archaeology by Marjorie Imlah (p 48)
  • The Schools Committee of the Council for British Archaeology by John Steane (pp 49-50)

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