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Workshops for Schools
Führung zur Humanevolution

In our Stone Age Workshop we offer a variety of archaeological technology workshops suitable for students of all ages. After an introduction to Stone Age crafts and technology, we produce artefacts from natural materials
The anthropological workshops are suitable for secondary students (ages 13 & above). Together we examine casts of both human bones and famous fossil finds.

· Primary school grades

The Stone Age Brought to Life

Duration: from 60 minutes
Cost: 5 € p.p., min. 85 €
Group size: max. 30 people

The workshops can also be held in French.

 

Stone Age Lamp

(ages 6 & above)

How did Stone Age people find their way in the dark, or in caves when they went to create their cave paintings? With Stone Age lamps of course. Small lamps, just like the real thing, will be made using clay. Plant oil and wicks are then added.

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Forensic Anthropology Basic

(ages 10 & above)

Skeletal remains have been discovered. But what happened? Are they animal or human remains? Are they of a man, a woman or children? We count on your precise observations and your investigative skills!

 

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Stone Age Amulet

(ages 9 & above)

A Stone Age pendant of wood, or some other natural material, will be made, then drilled and sanded. With the addition of a leather lace or some artificial sinew a necklace will be created.

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Sharp as a Knife

(ages 9 & above)

Using a flint blade and Stone Age glue made from resin, wax, and tree bark, the participants construct a knife like those used in the Stone Age. The knife will even cut vegetables and bread.

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Excavation

(ages 10 & above)

Within this workshop pupils will examine bones, fossils and artefacts. They will systematically excavate, analyse and identify them. How will we interpret the finds?  What can they tell us about the lives of the people of the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic? Discover the answers by going on an exciting treasure hunt! 

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On the Hunt

(ages 9 & above)

Using spear-throwers, the participants test their skills with Stone Age hunting weapons. This workshop depends on the weather. In the case of heavy rain, flint is used to engrave hunting scenes on slate.

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Leather pouch

(ages 10 & above)

After an introduction to the functions of clothing, the participants use bone awls, bone needles, and artificial sinew to sew their own leather pouch.

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· Secondary school grades

Evolution at Your Fingertips

Duration: from 90 minutes
Cost: 5 € p.p., min. 85 €
Group size: max. 30 people

The workshops can also be held in French.

Forensic Anthropology Special

(from lower secondary, ages 13 & above)

A spectacular discovery was made – bones were found! The archaeologists start their investigations. What can the bones tell us about the age, the body height, the biological sex and the health condition of the person? You will make very interesting observations during your forensic investigation on human skeletal reconstructions. 

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Fossil Find: Ape or Human?

(from lower secondary, ages 13 & above)

Pupils will examine in small groups at five stations the reconstructions of famous fossils (e.g. the Laetoli foot prints). Pupils will determine whether they are the remains of an ape or a human. Expert-led observations alongside skeletal reconstructions of apes and humans will assist the practical assessments.

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Human Fossils

(from upper secondary, ages 16 & above)

You would like to be well prepared for your Zentralabitur exam in biology? Pupils will examine 12-15 high-quality reconstructions of human fossils. By applying morphological criteria pupils will assign the fossils to their genus (and species) and discuss critically their allocation within the time span of human evolution. Led by experts, pupils will gain insights not only into the current state of research in palaeoanthropology but an in-depth understanding of the topic.

 

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Design your own exhibition!

(from lower secondary, ages 13 & above)

How does a curator design a museum exhibition? Bring 3 items that you associate with the topics “Past and present”, “Memento” and “Leisure”. With your brought items and other objects pupils will create their own collections and design a small exhibition. They will present their exhibition to their class mates and thus gain insights into the three main functions of a museum: collect, exhibit and mediate.

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