Monday 21 January 2019

Archaeology at Bray Head

Young Indiana Joneses in the making took part in the 'Big Dig' last Saturday at Bray Head.

The School of Irish Archaeology arranged the event for Cruinniú na nÓg. Children aged between five and 12 were invited along.

The day combined creativity and archaeology, with activities including treasure hunting, making coins, and designing medieval leather work.

Kids got to participate in a simulated archaeological excavation, digging for Viking treasures and artefacts, and learning more about the lifestyles of their Viking ancestors. There was also a demonstration of medieval coin striking.

At a medieval draw-string pouch workshop, children learned about leather working, and got to bring home their own pouch.

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