Year 11 Classical Studies students are exploring the process of an archaeological dig in preparation for investigating some of the most ancient archaeological sites in the ancient world such as Troy and Mycenae.

To test their knowledge of the correct methods, students conducted an archaeological dig of their own this morning in the VCAL garden beds outside B-Block. It involved establishing a grid and progressively removing layers of earth to expose artefacts.

Students were required to choose proper tools to extract and document their finds that included coins and a school key (that just might have been planted their by teacher Nick Freeman J).

“It was hot work for the students,” he said, “but a fun way for them to test and improve their knowledge.”

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