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Destination Devizes!

This month we met up with members of Young WANHS (Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Society) at Devizes Museum.

Ali, their Leader, had arranged some really great things for us to do.

First we explored the amazing Bronze Age collection, mostly from the area around Stonehenge, then we had a go at making copies of some of the finds.

We used soft wire to make bracelets

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Potty about Pottery

This month at YAC, members learned all about pottery – when and how it was first made and how it changed over time from coil pots to wheel-thrown pots. They thought about how and why shapes and designs varied and how as archaeologists they could use these changes to date the pottery. Then they went all around the museum looking at the different types of pottery, sketching the different sizes, shapes and designs that they saw.

After this things got messy as members used their sketches to create their own coil pot, modelled on what they had seen and learnt in the museum.