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Schools’ Science Event

On the 23 February 2016 Wessex Archaeology had the pleasure of attending the East Salisbury Primary School Cluster’s Science Day, at the Museum of Army Flying. Around 200 Year 5 and 6 students attended the event from seven of the schools in Salisbury. A number of local organisations which work in the field of science attended the event and ran workshops for the students. 

Rachel Brown, Community & Education Officer for Wessex Archaeology ran workshops which enabled the students to engage with some of the science involved in archaeology. The workshop run by Wessex had students investigating causes of bone decay through a hands-on activity; the activity had students assessing a range of bone finds which included sheep skulls and a mammoth’s bone.

2694 Causes of bone decay: microorganisms and warm temperatures
 
Rob Goller, Senior Graphics Officer created some fantastic cartoons which helped to make the topic more accessible and highly entertained the students.
 
 
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