Students uncover secrets of the past

Sixth Form students with the massive find of medieval pottery. Below: Luke Wainwright and Zoe Ainsworth,  with the ancient cow skull.
Sixth Form students with the massive find of medieval pottery. Below: Luke Wainwright and Zoe Ainsworth, with the ancient cow skull.
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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.

Luke Wainwright and Zoe Ainsworth,  with the ancient cow skull.

Luke Wainwright and Zoe Ainsworth, with the ancient cow skull.

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.”

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