Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Archaeological workshops



Age: 1 – 4 grade
Duration: 2 school hours
Contact: Andrea 051/213 578 or cudotvornica[at]ppmhp.hr

In this educational thematic workshop the children through play and practical work get to know more about archaeological excavation and research. It consists of five parts:

  1. Part: preparing the terrain for archaeological excavation – the marking of squares with numerical tags on the previously prepared square grid on the floor of the room (1m x 1m or 0.5m x 0.5m), on some squares a tub with sand will be located.
  2. Part: archaeological excavation – with plastic spades and brushes the children will excavate fragments of ceramics in the sandboxes. Besides ceramics also placed in the sand will be some other – more valuable object in order that the children become familiar with the concept of a special find.
  3. Part: archaeological field documentation – on a previously prepared plan of a site with a drawn square grid will be drawn the location of found objects and they will be written on a list of finds and a list of special finds.
  4. Part: work in an archaeological workshop – the children will group together fragments of ceramics according to colours, and stick them together as a whole object
  5. Part: archaeological drawing – after sticking them together, the students will draw the vessels, and they can take these drawings away with them



Age: elementary school
Duration: 2 school hours
Contact: Andrea 051/213 578 or cudotvornica[at]ppmhp.hr

The workshop is educational and helps students in understanding everyday life in the past. Via the story of decorative and utilised objects, play and practical work the students will become familiar with the everyday life of people who once inhabited this region.

  1. Part: the studying of geographical maps of our region with pre-historic localities
  2. Part: the studying and drawing of fragments of ceramics with characteristic decorations
  3. Part: the making of utilitarian objects based on samples of objects from the museum’s holdings using methods and techniques of decoration which were used in pre-historic periods.
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