This afternoon Primary 5/6 and some of Primary 6/7 went to visit the dig at Broo. Gerry Bigalow, the project coordinator met us and gave us a really interesting talk all about the house site. Every year they find something different and reveal more of the house. This year they have uncovered a huge fireplace and a window that hasn’t been looked through for 300 years!
After the talk and walk around the site we split into two groups and had a chance to do some real hands on archaeology. We used the large hanging sieve to look through buckets of the sandy earth from the site and it was exciting to see how many things we found. There were lots of bones and some burnt peat.
The second activity was to use the trowels to scrape back the soil and look for artefacts. This time there were again quite a few bones and the remains of a very old bottle.
We were lucky with the weather and really enjoyed the walk there and back too. Primary 5/6 gave the afternoon 10/10!
Thanks to Faith and Robert’s mums for coming with us too.