We began thinking about what a visitor centre and museum for The Ness of Brodgar might be like. We had to think about what public buildings have to have as well as the special activities that might happen at the visitor centre, particularly for students and school children who were visiting.
We will share our plans and hopefully a model later.
Dan and Sandra came into school with the artefacts and helped us investigate them and try to figure out what they were used for.
|What do archaeologists do?|
|Who wore this? Neolithic people cared about what they looked like!|
|What might this tool be used for? Was it a weapon?|
|This tool can make fire but would it last for 5000 years buried in the ground?|
|Some tools were highly decorated and for using with a particular hand.|
|We have to guess what most things were used for. They might have had lots of different uses.|
Some of the objects were in bits - one group put the bits back together again just like real archaeologists might do.
We developed our plans for a visitor centre for the Ness of Brodgar and the Ring of Brodgar further and shared those with the rest of the class.
We might make a model of one later.
We made some pinch and coil pots with clay.
Our replica pots were decorated like the groove ware.
We also made some clay shapes for carving later - keep reading our blog to find out what we make!