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Heritage Hunters engage with Stone Age

May 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - July 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Kerry County Museum’s latest outreach programme  involved four secondary schools engaging with their Stone Age ancestors. It all started with an excavation of Killaclohane Portal Tomb, Kerry’s oldest man-made structure, last summer. In conjunction with county archaeologist, Dr. Michael Connolly, an interactive educational website was created allowing Stone Age enthusiast to follow the dig from start to finish, while learning a great deal about manoeuvring massive cap stones. As soon as the website went live, we invited secondary schools from Kerry to engage with the past and submit a creative project about Killaclohane Portal Tomb. While one school re-created weapons and other grave goods, others researched the history of burial rites from ancient to modern times and also how ancient monuments feature in local lore. The Killaclohane Secondary Schools project is on display in the Museum until Friday 1st July. photo (5)

 

Details

Start:
May 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am
End:
July 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
http://kerrymuseum.ie/learning/killaclohane-portal-tomb/

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Kerry County Museum