Must Farm: What was life like in Bronze Age Cambridgeshire?
This teaching activity uses evidence from the recent archaeological excavations at Must Farm to look at what life was like in Bronze Age Britain. These resources were co-created with Pippa Smith from Handling the Past.
Using the PowerPoint (PPT) presentations above, pupils can learn about the role of archaeologists and about the discoveries made at the excavations of a Bronze Age village known as Must Farm. Each of the PPTs have additional information in the notes section to help teachers use them in the classroom. These provide greater detail about each slide, additional suggested activities and links to other relevant resources.
Learning aims and outcomes
- Learn about the types of technology used in the Bronze Age
- Learn about the everyday life of people in the Bronze Age
- Learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
- Assess the different types of archaeological evidence from the Bronze Age
- Establish clear narratives within and across the periods studied
- Understand how knowledge of the past comes from a range of sources
- No prior knowledge is required, but pupils might find it helpful to have looked at our Stone Age to Iron Age timeline
Extended learning and useful links
- Check out the Must Farm Dig Diaries to find out more about what was found at Must Farm
- See some amazing 3D models of the site and the artefacts found there
- Play the Dustbin Game to learn more about using archaeological evidence
- What did I look like? Try doing a Bronze Age reconstruction drawing
- Learn more about the tools archaeologists use with the Digger Game
- For an overview of the Bronze read this blog - A brief history of the Bronze Age