Schome Park Archaeology

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Schome Park Archaeology

Now lead by Mars Schomer and Vibia Schomer

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Are you interested in Archaeology? Interested in the Schome Park Project?

The schome park Archaeology team are a small group of students interested in the subject, and would like to have a professional come in (with a CRB check) to help out and run some sessions.
If you're interested, email schome-sl-help@open.ac.uk


Archaeology was restarted in early 2008 by Mars and Vibia. The first session was on the ethics of Archaeology: is it ethical to dig up bodies from hundreds of years ago? And is it ethical to go digging into historical areas of significance? We then moved on to underwater archaeology, a fascinating topic.

We're thinking of looking at some of the famous landmarks around the world, and discuss recreating a few in world. One of the key elements of this trial is the practical work - creating things in world and being rather e-hands on.

News

The group have discussed arranging for a professional to come in world and help out - one possibility was emailing the original SNP organisers.

Sessions


Planned Group & Discussions sessions



What have we done before?

Archaeology was one of the three main strands within the schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot.

The Convenors for this group were Dr Alan Greaves of the University of Liverpool and Andrew Wilson a research student at the University of Liverpool. They were represented in Schome Park by their avatars Liam Crosby (Alan) and Teklac Yue (Andrew).

They hosted discussions and activities about different aspects of archaeology and the heritage industry.

Museums

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The first session was on museums - their function and future.

In the discussion sessions students discussed different issues relating to museums. Topics were set out before the session.

In the group sessions students prepared exhibition panels, a wiki page and displays to be put in the Museum building in the Archaeology zone of Schome Park. The artefacts could be anything from any period, researched and prepared using Internet images and resources, to develop skills of clarity and accuracy of text and visual presentation for a wide non-specialist audience.

Hadrian's Wall

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Our second topic was Britain's largest and most iconic archaeological monument. Over two months, the group facilitated a discussion about the size, character and function of Hadrian's Wall, culminated in reconstructing a short section of the wall in Schome Park. In the first phase of the SP Project, the group built some features of the wall. A more in-depth look at our work on Hadrian's Wall can be found here


Personal Development

Here is a list of the sites and the name of people research it. Please feel free to add your name or change what site or feature you are looking at.


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Past Group & Discussions sessions


Date Time
7th August 07 4.15pm to 5.15pm SNP Archaeology group session 13
14th August 07 4.15pm to 5.15pm SNP Archaeology group session 14
21th August 07 4.15pm to 5.15pm SNP Archaeology group session 15
28th August 07 4.15pm to 5.15pm SNP Archaeology group session 16
1st February 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 1
8th February 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 2
15th February 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 3
22nd February 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 4
29th February 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 5
7th March 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 6 - Shipwreck 1
14th March 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 7 - Shipwreck 2
21st March 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 8 - Shipwreck 3
11th April 08 7:30 to 8pm SPP Archaeology session 9


Additional Resources