During the Easter half term the Green Fingers Project teamed up with Worcestershire Archaeological Society, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, the University of Worcester and Councillor Rob Adams (who kindly let us use his farm as a base, again!) to deliver our second archaeological dig. The dig was set over three days where the young people learned how to professionally dig for treasure from start to finish, documenting everything along the way. Form the colour of the soil, how deep the test pit was to what was found – or not found (just as important!).
On the third day the young people took part in other history based activities. They made a clay pot and tile referencing to medieval times; they ground wheat into flour, completed worksheets and puzzles about early settlements and designed their own ancient coin.
The young people had a great time which is evident in their excitement and enthusiasm throughout the three days. This time around most groups found even more than last time. Including complete tiny glass medicine bottles, buttons and pottery to name a few things.