Try contacting your local museum arcahaeology curator, if you have one. You
may be able to borrow artefacts that way.
Many museums have educational officers who you can liase with regarding such
You could also contact your local archaeoloy unit and see if they are
willing to donate unstratified finds from site clearance/turf levels which
inevitably end up on spoil heaps.
Though you might find sieving vast spoils heaps youself would be the result.
John Wood of Sussex
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Hi, I teach A/S + A level Archaeology at Gorseinon College, Swansea. This is
the third year I have taught the subject and class numbers have increased
from 8 to 30!!! One of the biggest drawbacks is trying to make the subject
more hands on for the students. We have been on day trips but you can't keep
taking them out of college every week as it's not only expensive but they
end up missing other classes.
I would love to get hold of real artefacts like broken pottery, flint or
animal bone so they can visibly see what we are talking about in class. They
all complain they want to see more archaeology but I don't know where I can
get hold of these items,or if it is possible at all. Can any one help??