Workshops for Schools
Führung zur Humanevolution

In our Stone Age Workshop we offer a variety of archaeological technology workshops suitable for students of all ages. After an introduction to Stone Age crafts and technology, we produce artefacts from natural materials
The anthropological workshops are suitable for secondary students (ages 13 & above). Together we examine casts of both human bones and famous fossil finds.

· Archaeological Technology Workshops

The Stone Age Brought to Life

Duration: from 60 minutes
Cost: 5 € p.p., min. 85 €
Group size: max. 30 people

The workshops can also be held in French.

 

Stone Age Lamp

(ages 6 & above)

How did Stone Age people find their way in the dark, or in caves when they went to create their cave paintings? With Stone Age lamps of course. Small lamps, just like the real thing, will be made using clay. Plant oil and wicks are then added.

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Cave Painting

(ages 6 & above)

Using natural pigments each participant, with the inspiration of Stone Age cave art, paints their own Stone Age animal, like aurochs or cave bears.

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Stone Age Amulet

(ages 9 & above)

A Stone Age pendant of wood, or some other natural material, will be made, then drilled and sanded. With the addition of a leather lace or some artificial sinew a necklace will be created.

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Sharp as a Knife

(ages 9 & above)

Using a flint blade and Stone Age glue made from resin, wax, and tree bark, the participants construct a knife like those used in the Stone Age. The knife will even cut vegetables and bread.

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Ingeniously Engraved

(ages 9 & above)

Using flint tools, Stone Age motifs - such as wild horses or woolly rhinos - will be engraved on slate. The result is anything but run-of-the-mill.

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On the Hunt

(ages 9 & above)

Using spear-throwers, the participants test their skills with Stone Age hunting weapons. This workshop depends on the weather. In the case of heavy rain, flint is used to engrave hunting scenes on slate.

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Leather - the Stone Age Fabric

(ages 10 & above)

After an introduction to the functions of clothing, the participants use bone awls, bone needles, and artificial sinew to sew their own leather pouch.

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· Anthropological Workshops

Evolution at Your Fingertips

Duration: from 90 minutes
Cost: 5 € p.p., min. 85 €
Group size: max. 30 people

The workshops can also be held in French.

Forensic Anthropology

(from lower secondary, ages 13 & above)

The workshop centres on a "special find" - various bones and teeth. The task given to the laboratory by the client: "Find out if these remains came from a human. If so, was it a woman or a man? And what can we say about their age and how tall they were?"

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Fossil Find: Ape or Human?

(from lower secondary, ages 13 & above)

Apes and humans share common ancestors. If you compare their bones and skeletal structure, you will find both similarities and differences. The differences are the result of evolutionary adaptations to their respective ways of living.

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Human Fossils

(from upper secondary, ages 16 & above)

Pressures and trends in human evolution can be recognised through the comparison of fossil skulls. With the help of which criteria can these be observed? What do the latest scientific findings tell us about human evolution and the human "family tree"?

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