Our popular YAC sessions return for the Spring with sessions involving grain pits and Iron Age grub, a behind the scenes tour of the Museum of London and a chance to make replica medieval floor tiles!
Saturday 20th January – Grain Pits and Iron Age Grub
Following on from our September session we will be excavating our grain storage pits to see how our grain has survived. After this we will be using Iron Age recipes to make traditional food with the types of grain available at the time.
Saturday 24 February – Behind the Scenes at the Museum of London
Have you ever wondered where all of the finds recovered from archaeological excavations in London end up? With so much material dug up only the very finest pieces usually end up on display in the museum, but every fragment of pottery, glass and bone tells us more about the people who have inhabited London from prehistory right through to recent times. The Fulham Palace Young Archaeologists’ Club have very kindly been invited to visit the archives where they will get to handle archaeological objects and learn all about the archives and how London’s archaeological finds are stored.
Saturday 17th March – Making Westminster Floor Tiles
In the second half of the 13th century Westminster floor tiles became a very popular means of decorated paving and were widely used by monastic orders and parish churches. These tiles were mostly square in shape and were either plain or decorated with designs such as knights on horseback, shields, beasts and geometric patterns. The old Fulham Palace chapel stood on the site between 1231 and 1764 and pieces of Westminster Floor tile have been found during excavations. What did the chapel floor look like and what kind of designs would there have been? In this session we will make our own floor tiles and imagine how the chapel floor may once have appeared.
Details: £45.50 for termly membership (Spring term: January-March). Booking essential, click here to book Suitable for 8-16 year olds, young people attend independently. This event takes place in the Jessie Mylne Education Centre