STUDENTS took a step back in time when they spent a day with archaeology specialists.
Fourteen students from Blackpool Sixth Form visited the Lancaster offices of Oxford North, the commercial archaeologist specialists.
Peter Wright, tutor of Classical Civilisations, said: “Blackpool Sixth Form College already has an excellent link with them which resulted in two students last year – Lynette Parkinson and Amy Hathaway – gaining two weeks’ work experience over the summer holidays.
“The students got the chance to look at a 10th century Viking sword and a massive find of medieval pottery recently excavated up in Carlisle.”
Luke Wainwright and Zoe Ainsworth were intrigued by a cow skull from the 3rd century AD which was used as target practice for Roman archers and a skull from an unfortunate chap who is believed to have been murdered in the 17th century.
Mr Wright added: “Students also enjoy going on actual archaeological excavations during the annual visit to Athens and Delphi.”