Hunter Schools Test Pits

Today is the last day of the Hunter Archaeological Society test pits. Children and archaeologists have battled through the rain to dig almost 70 test pits in their school grounds in Barnsley, Dronfield, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Almost 150 junior school children between 7 and 11 have had the hands-on opportunity to be archaeologists and dig up their playing fields in search of clues from the past. The excitement of finding objects has led one class to do an ‘archaeology is cool’ dance at the end of their session. Finds include pottery, clay pipes, bottles and old marbles.
Our educational heritage officer and cartoonist are following-up the test pits with sessions interpreting the finds.

 Pupils and staff from Dalton Listerdale School, Rotherham after a good day’s digging

The Sheffield Star has featured in project, despite it mis-identifying Hunter member Martin Waller in the photograph –

Jim Rylatt with pupils from Dobcroft Juniors, Sheffield


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