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Archaeology is Rubbish!

As part of their study of the Roman occupation of Britain in their Latin course S2 visited the museum at Doncaster. Doncaster was a vital Roman garrison in the North when the Romans invaded and the museum has a considerable collection of finds from Bronze Age and Roman Britain.

As well as exploring the gallery we were treated to a talk by the museum’s education officer, Yvette Marks, and we were allowed to handle genuine archaeological finds. Some of the boys were able to spot the traces of a potter’s fingerprint on one of the items! There was amazement at the method which had been used to mend vital pieces of pottery with birch sap as glue. Pottery, glass and jewellery helped us to form an idea of the local lifestyle from nearly two thousand years ago.

 

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