>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.
>> all complain they want to see more archaeology but I don't know where I
>> get hold of these items,or if it is possible at all. Can any one help??
I know exactly how you feel. It seems mad that museums are so full that
they cannot accept material and educational institutions cannot get hold of
even unprovenanced material for teaching. Many museums are reluctant (maybe
not allowed by the terms of their guardianship) to let you have material.
it is worth ringing local units. They may have material which museums don't
want or cant handle, we had some success with that route. Alternately (and
I know this is heresy to some folk) organise a fieldwalk. Most farmers will
not be interested in the sherds you recover and if it is recorded
reasonably well then you can made a contribution to the local SMR.
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