It’s all about the bones!

Last week, Year 5 took part in a live lesson with Wessex Archaeology all about bones. Our lesson was run by two human osteoarchaeologists who look specifically at human bones. Our first task was to try and put together a skeleton with no help. In 5EG, we managed to confuse the femur with the fibula but were soon put right! We learnt about the different purposes of the bones as well as how osteoarchaeologists use them to learn about the past.


Did you know that a set of teeth could tell you about someones diet or where they live?

Did you know a human skull is also a great way of working out the gender of someone?

Did you know that we can learn about the culture from how someone was placed?