Wendi Terry, head of the YAC at the Council for British Archaeology, firmly believes the subject has many cross-curricular links and loads of opportunities for hands-on learning.
She says: „By its very nature, archaeology involves primary sources, problem-solving and co-operation, investigating and interpreting, observing and describing, measuring and recording, preserving and protecting and communicating findings – all of which can be applied to a range of different topics and subjects.
Archaeology offers a great range of practical, real-life starting points.
By studying the past we learn how and why people lived as they did throughout the world and the changes and causes of such changes, that occurred within these cultures. We study the past to acquire a broader and richer understanding of our world today and our place in it.“