A first-hand taster of early civilisation
Pupils at a Sudbury primary school were transformed back to the Stone Age after a visit from a former young archaeologist of the year. James Dilley spent Monday at Woodhall Community Primary School teaching Year 3 pupils about Stone Age life.
They covered a range of topics from traditional dress to the animals that would have been hunted, as well as how fires would have been lit and how tools were created from animal bones and by flint-knapping. Headteacher Matthew Fuller said: “The pupils are learning about the Stone Age and this was a great way to bring it to life. They learnt how clothes were made, the food they would have eaten and they also watched James create a flint-knapped knife. It all enabled them to become immersed in Stone Age life.”
James, who won the Young Archaeologist of the Year title in 2007, dressed up in authentically made Stone Age clothing and brought in artefacts including skulls and flint-knapped arrow heads.