Visits enhance Classical Civilisation studies

Before half term Block 4 Classical Civilisations students visited Butser Ancient Farm to explore what Celtic life may have been like in the Iron Age and to examine different types of construction. This local site is very useful because it demonstrates at first-hand the uses of experimental archaeology. Block 4 student Hannah Rogerson said of the visit “I think it was extremely useful in showing what life was like in ancient times as you really got a feel for how they would have lived.” 6.2 Classical Civilisation students also recently visited a newly-discovered Roman villa excavation at Colemore which nicely tied up their study of Roman Britain as they were able to see an actual excavation in progress.

By Christopher Grocock, Teacher of Classics

Butser Ancient Farm


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