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The Science of the Past Masterclass at University of Bradford

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The Science of the Past Masterclass

University event offered by University of Bradford

Event Summary:

The Science of the Past Masterclass

Full Event Details:

Aimed at: Year 12 / Year 13
Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Phoenix SW Building, City Campus

This workshop will demonstrate some of the exciting ways in which science can be used to understand what happened in the past. Modern archaeology involves many scientific techniques, familiar through television programmes such as ‘Time Team’.

The University of Bradford has an international reputation for teaching and research in these areas, and this workshop will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in two of the following areas:

• Seeing the invisible - using electrical and magnetic measurement to
detect buried remains without excavation
• From trench to bench - using biological remains to find out what people
ate in the past
• Molecules through time - making and analysing prehistoric glue

The topics will be introduced using talks about the scientific principles, case-studies of archaeological sites and hands-on laboratory/field activities

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration: Short Session

Min. Students: 1

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