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Children are doing archaeology – and becoming experts who enrich whole communities

A gaggle of excited children are instructing community archaeologist Colin Shepherd when to drop a china mug on the floor so that they can see how it breaks on impact.

They will use the results of this experiment to better understand an archaeological find: the broken pieces of an old marmalade jar, last used for breakfast around 100 years ago.

  • Elizabeth Curtis
  • The Conversation

The children had recently excavated the jar from woodland in…

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