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Pupils re-visit local archaeology project

Left to right: Gil (8), Caitlin (8), Aidan (8), Katy-Ann (8), Brandon (6), Raegan (6), Charlie (4) with their timeline.

Left to right: Gil (8), Caitlin (8), Aidan (8), Katy-Ann (8), Brandon (6), Raegan (6), Charlie (4) with their timeline.

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been sharing the secrets of the sand at Low Hauxley.

The hundreds of volunteers taking part in Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s archaeological project last July to unearth a Bronze Age burial mound and a Mesolithic settlement dating back to 6,100BC included pupils from Acklington First School.

At the time, they helped to scrape back the sand and make plaster casts of animal footprints, including the now extinct auroch. This week, they re-visited the project in the classroom, making copies of Bronze Age beaker pots that were then placed along a timeline next to genuine flints and tools recovered during the dig.

 

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