• Grade: 5, 6; 7
  • 3 hours

An archaeological dig reveals tangible evidence that allows archaeologists to reconstruct the past. This lesson is a practical introduction to archaeology and its processes. The learners excavate a recreated Stone/Iron Age site; they sift, sort, categorize and label objects; and do profiling. The lesson highlights a few of Africa’s 
rich cultural heritage sites.

Gr 4: Habitats
Gr 5: Hunter-gatherers
Gr 6: Mapungubwe
Gr 7: Mali and Timbuktu

Curriculum Links:
Gr 5-7
SS History
Life Skills/Life Orientation

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