Ruins at Salamis
Salamis, Cyprus © James Harvie
Here's some interesting resources, recommended by archaeologists themselves, for you to explore & find out more!
Hidden Depths: www.hiddendepths.org
A research project by The University of York, which explores pro-social emotions in human evolution, and has fantastic resources to start the discussion with youths.
Archaeo Kids: www.archaeokids.com/
Archaeo Kids contains games, activities and a graphic novella, introducing kids to the Roman world. It is run by the Apolline Project, with The University of Edinburgh.
Forestry and Land Scotland: www.forestryandland.gov.scot/learn/heritage
Forestry and Land Scotland care for lots of Scottish Archaeological and Heritage sites, and have great resources for outdoor learning.
TES is filled with resources for teachers to use in lesson plans, including a section full of archaeology lessons.
Grave Goods: Objects & death in later prehistoric Britain: www.archaeologydataservice.ac.uk
Resource pack & handouts for teaching prehistory for primary school, specifically looking at death & burial.
Mr T Does Primary History: www.mrtdoeshistory.com
As a primary school teacher, Mr T shares lesson plans, CPD, training sessions and more, which are suited specifically for primary school classrooms.
Council For British archaeology: www.blog.archaeologyuk.org
The council for British Archaeology have a resources pack which is suitable for all ages.
Kids in Museums: www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk
As well as working with museums to make them kid and family friendly, Kids in Museums also have a great resources tab on their website.
Creswell Crags: www.creswellcrags.org.uk
Creswell Crags is an important Palaeolithic site both to visit and understand. Their webpage has great resources for understanding the Palaeolithic.
Interactive Roman London:www.Heritagedaily.com
Heritage Daily have fantastic resources, including this interactive map of Roman London.
virtual dive trails:www.historicengland.org.uk
Historic England have created virtual dive tours of protected wreck sites for you to explore and learn more about maritime and underwater archaeology.
adventures in archaeological science colouring book:www.christinawarinner.com
This colouring book has been compiled by scientists at the Max Planck Institute and is great for a more relaxing way to engage with archaeology. The webpage has a free downloadable or a link to purchase a hard copy from amazon.
RCahmw - discover the welsh past:www.rcahmw.gov.uk
To find out about Welsh history, visit Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, which has lots of resources from journals, records, monument information and maps, to explore!
Virtual Tours of Museums
Many museums, across the world, have their collections online that you can explore for free, right from your home or classroom. Here’s a list of places to visit!
Here's a list of ways that you can get involved in local archaeology! Make sure to check out your local archaeology and history societies which are sure to have some great events too!
Young Archaeologists' Club: www.yac-uk.org
YAC introduce kids to archaeology in meetings filled with fun activities and field trips. Find your local YAC on their website.
Trent & Peak Archaeology: www.tparchaeology.co.uk
Trent & Peak involve the community in lots of their digs, especially over the summer months.
DigVentures have many events and courses, including a summer dig camp where kids are taught by archaeologists.
Current Archaeology: www.archaeology.co.uk
As well as being a fantastic resource to keep up to date with archaeology news, Current Archaeology share digs & field walks that you can be involved in.
Archaeology Cafe, Lincoln: www.facebook.com/archaeologycafeUK
A place to discuss latest archaeology news once a month, currently based at Lincoln Castle but with hopes to expand to new cities!
Festival Of Archaeology, CBA: www.festival.archaeologyuk.org
The Council For British Archaeology share British Archaeological sites and hold lots of events for you to go along and learn more.
As well as sharing Scottish archaeological sites, news and stories, DigIt! hold lots of family friendly events across Scotland, including digs, throughout the whole year.
This list is composed of digs, events and pages sent in by archaeologists & those involved in their creation. If there's an opportunity you know of or taken part in that you think is missing from this list, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our social media!