Victoria Gallery & Museum: Garstang Festival Open Day – Young Archaeologists Stone Tools Research Team
Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Times: 12:00 - 12:45
The Garstang Festival of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology is a celebration of the University of Liverpool Department and Garstang Museum past and present. For the first time, the Department is fully opening its doors to the public, giving people the opportunity to learn about and participate in the exciting research being carried out here within ACE.
Young Archaeologists Stone Tools Research Team
Most of the stone tools you see in museums or hear about on TV have names that suggest we know how they were used. In many cases, these names were created in the 19th century and just based on similarities the stone tools had with familiar modern ones. As archaeologists, we have inherited these names and many assumptions about how they were used.
What if we are wrong? What if we get some fresh eyes and agile young minds to think about it? We need you to join our research team. With a lab coat on and a microscope in front of you, your task will be to examine a range of Stone Age tools and to tell us what you think they were used for by our ancestors. Remember we only want fresh eyes for this investigation – archaeology professors need not apply.
Hand to Handle Exhibition Tour
Following your investigation, get a guided tour of the Hand to Handle Exhibition by Professor Larry Barham and have the opportunity to ask questions about the exhibit to the lead excavator himself.
While aimed at children and teenagers this activity is fun for all the family.
Duration: 45 minutes
Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout Garstang Festival of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology. These will be used by the University for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or any third party publication. Please contact the event organiser if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.