Below you will find a list of prehistorians organised alphabetically by area who are willing to be contacted by schools. All are available to give advice, and some may also offer paid-for workshops. Schools Prehistory does not have direct experience of the quality of advice on offer.
If there is no-one for your area, yet, please contact us and we’ll try to track someone down.
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In the Archer’s grave, excavated near Stonehenge, lay the earliest metal artefacts found in Britain – gold hair rings and copper daggers. He was one of the Beaker People. In his head and hands he carried magical knowledge of metalwork. What made him set out from the mountains of central Europe, risking wild animals and hostile tribes to cross the sea in a small boat?
Jane’s workshops will illustrate many of the questions she explored and some of the answers she discovered. Participants will be encouraged to think of questions of their own and to discuss the differences between their lives and those of girls and boys in a pre-literate, male-dominated, status-conscious warrior society (!). They will be given resources to make drawings and /or write about the Archer and his sister, the Beaker People, their homes, the animals they farmed and hunted, their clothes and kit, what they believed and more.
Jane is an experienced teacher of drawing. As an illustrator she collaborates with archaeologists to interpret their findings and ideas for books, museums and the media. Her involvement in prehistory began long ago when she worked as a digger and draftswoman on the Stonehenge Environs Project. She made the original image of the Amesbury Archer which was published worldwide and is displayed in the British Museum.
BRINGING THE SUBJECT ALIVE WITH AN INTERACTIVE HISTORY LESSON!
Experience the Stone Age first hand learning the skills and crafts of our ancestors in our woods or in your classroom. Get up close and personal with furs and skins, flint and obsidian tools, grass, pottery and rawhide baskets, hold the tools that your ancestors used to shape our future.
We take participants on a journey through the Stone Age discovering ancient skills and traditional crafts. Delve into the Stone Age to discover how our ancestors lived and thrived without modern equipment. We combine history with creativity encouraging participants to learn about their environment, ask questions about their ancestors and explore the uses of the natural resources around them.
From hunter gatherers to successful society. How human attitudes, cooperation,
specialisation, resilience, creativity, understanding of our environment and sustainability contributed to the development of early society and ultimately who we are today.
The KS2 prehistory content can be delivered through lessons in the classroom, outside on school grounds or in the countryside. Lessons can be delivered as half day, full day or overnight camps.
With Really Wild Education your students will learn to safely make fire the way our ancient ancestors discovered how to do it. They will cook ancient bread recipes with a tasty twist, build shelters and learn how to hunt and gather in the wild. The students will take a journey through time from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and have a small taste of what it was really like to live in those days.
Our bush craft and survival instructors are trained in all primitive knowledge techniques of survival that our ancestors passed down through the ages. Your students will come away from a day with us having gained some of these incredible confidence lifting and useful skills.
For detailed information about our range of experiences please take a look at our website or drop us a line on either 07818 431902 or 07771 520515.
Expertise in hillforts, Wales, 'The Celts' and public engagement, visitor attractions, interpretation, learning & education
Prehistoric objects, local sites, using aerial photographs, West African prehistory.
I am an archaeologist. I also lecture at University of Liverpool. My area of expertise is the British Stone Age. I have designed a number of support packages to help Y3 history teachers deliver stone age to iron age to Y3 pupils.
Bronze Age to Iron Age, artefacts and daily life, especially what people wore
Late Bronze Age to Early Medieval, social archaeology, archaeological techniques.
Bronze Age rock art, Mesolithic houses, prehistoric archaeology
Archaeology workshops, lead excursions to visit archaeological sites in the Park and offer advice on resources and experts on the Park.
Happy to hear from teachers looking to use heritage data and science in the classroom and beyond.
Loan boxes, teacher training workshops, identification of local archaeological sites and additional support on the archaeology of Surrey from Prehistory to modern times.
Prehistoric landscapes of the south of England and can run field trips
Object handling sessions with high quality replicas.
Opportunities to try real archaeological techniques, such as sieving for ecofacts and drawing with a planning frame.
Covering British archaeology Neolithic - Viking + Ancient Egypt
Prehistory of Britain and northern Europe. Run sessions, with various age groups, on our earliest ancestors, lithics, artefact handling, field archaeology and recording as well as local field trips.
Neolithic & Bronze-Age pottery replicas, workshops & handling collection
Discover the world famous Stonehenge which has inspired people for thousands of years. Highlights include the 360 degree audio-visual experience from inside
the stone circle and our reconstructed Neolithic Houses. Our expert led Discovery Visits are available for KS1-KS5, £100 for up to 30 students.
Stone Age to Iron Age, handling, visits, sites, artefacts, activities
Prehistoric objects (Palaeolithic to Iron Age) to loan, sessions for schools and supervised trips to sites in the Surrey area
Archaeological workshops, site visits, outreach for Arbor Low Environs Project, advice about sites in and around the Peak District
Stone Age, Neanderthals, early hominins, Human evolution and stone tools.
Late Bronze Age to Early Medieval, social archaeology, archaeological techniques.
A typical day caters for upto 4 classes. We start altogether with a walk through timeline travelling back to the beginnings of human history in Britain. The children dress up as ancestors from the stone, copper, bronze and iron ages. The children then work in class groups on activities such as grinding corn, investigating houses, handling replica objects and hunting for mammoths. We then gather together fir a review of life and death through prehistory. See the website for more information.
Deliver a range of experiential lessons from Stone Age to Iron Age, including mapping, death and burial and computer programming.
Everything we do is knowledgeable and hands on, Try our VR headsets and explore a Roundhouse, build an aqueduct, try spinning wool, grinding flour on a rotary quern, an artefact dig, wattle and daub, and so much more. All of the artefacts we use are not just for handling but using. see our facebook page.
Ancient Craft, setup and run by James Dilley is dedicated to the archaeology of primitive crafts and technologies that encompass three prehistoric ages: STONE; BRONZE and IRON. This includes working with natural materials like flint, wood, bone, leather, ceramics, metals, fibres and wools. My outreach objective is to encourage people of all ages to learn about long-lost crafts by bringing back to life our ancestors skills and knowledge from the primitive past.
A PhD student at the University of Southampton, James is a craftsman and re-enactor who specialises in all prehistoric technologies. Working with museums (British Museum, Stonehenge, Pitt Rivers museum), heritage centres and media (Time Team; Coast; National Geographic; The Great British Countryside), publishers (Dorling Kindersley, New Scientist), photographers, schools and geologists in research and experimental archaeology.
I run a social enterprise which specialises in providing Historical lectures and workshops for nursing homes, schools and special needs groups. I cover the Stone Age, Dinosaurs & Fossils and other historical periods on the school curriculum
Please visit out webpage for a tailor-made, free of charge teacher's resource on Stone Age to Iron Age for KS2, with lesson plans, glossary, fact sheets and more. Topics covered include, for example, human evolution, food in prehistory, art, and technology.