Keep an eye out for new resources you can download.
The Wessex Archaeology Gallery is a quick and easy way to find images to use on your class whiteboard. The images are free for educational use.
Celts and Romans
In 2010, Wessex Archaeology ran a HLF Funded community project to explore the local heritage of North Wiltshire. As part of the project legacy we produced two teacher packs, click on the links below to find out more.
Abingdon Abbey Teacher Pack
In 2011, the Lost Abingdon Abbey Project commissioned a teacher pack for Key Stage 2 and 3, which explores life in a medieval monastery.
Kingsmere Development - Introduction to Archaeology
In 2008, Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Countryside Properties to excavate at Whitelands Farm, the site of the new Kingsmere Development in Bicester. In 2011 the following teaching resources and a display about the excavation were developed for the local school, St Edburg's.
New Forest National Park - Introduction to Archaeology
Produced by us for the New Forest National Park, this set of activity packs explains the jobs and activities that archaeologists may do in their day-to-day work.
South Dorset Ridgeway Virtual Tour and Education Pack
The following resources were produced by Wessex Archaeology for Dorset AONB
- A virtual tour of the archaeology along the South Dorset Ridgeway
- South Dorset Ridgeway Education Pack (PDF, 2.1MB)
The Avebury Monuments Teacher's Kit
The Avebury Monuments Teacher's Kit will help schoolchildren heading for Avebury and the surrounding monuments make the most of their trip to the World Heritage Site. It is a downloadable resource for teachers of Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils. As well as information sheets for teachers there are on-site investigation sheets, puzzles, maps, treasure hunts and other games and activities to help pupils to learn about the history of these historical sites in an entertaining and engaging way.
How do heritage sites inform us about our local area in prehistoric times? (Years 3/4)
This is an adapted unit on the Innovating with History site which complements QCA/DfES history scheme of work Unit 18: What was it like to live here in the past? It has been produced and piloted in partnership with English Heritage and local schools.
Download the Scheme of Work (PDF, 74KB)
Teachers’ Notes for Activities 1-9 (PDF, 160KB):
1)Play the archaeologist game
print out the activity sheet (PDF, 1.6MB)
2) Skeleton game (PDF, 804KB)
3) Dustbin game (572KB)
4) Time line (PDF, 2.8MB)
5) Bronze Age picture (PDF, 344KB)
6) Match the Monument (PDF, 1.7MB)
7) What did I look like? (PDF, 1.4MB)
8) What am I? (PDF, 1.3MB)
Other Activities and Games
Download "Match the Pot Sherds" to your computer to play offline (for Windows)
Learn about flint tools and flint knapping in our Flint activity sheet (PDF 2.7MB)
Decorate a pot
The Amesbury Archer was buried with 3 pots, archaeologists call them Bronze Age Beakers. Print out your own Beaker (PDF, 30KB), then choose the patterns you like the best to decorate it.