Forty years of ‘Archaeology for children’

Sergio Moreno Torres, Nicholas Márquez-Grant


The last 40 years have seen an increase in outreach activities, many primarily targeted to children, in archaeology. This outreach has benefited both the discipline of archaeology as well as public education. Several projects have pioneered the development of ‘archaeology for children’ in recent decades and have narrowed the gap between heritage and the public.
An overview of these developments is presented in this paper. Particular reference is made to the work undertaken in schools and museums, by associations and archaeological companies, as well as the promotion of archaeology through the media. Examples are drawn especially from the United Kingdom and Spain.


Education; Public Outreach; Archaeology; United Kingdom; Spain

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