Fire, ice and Stone Age bread – educational museum programme for schools Just traveling to the Stone Age or to the ancient Romans: The Archaeological Museum provides various educational programmes for schools during which one not only learns but can also try out many things themselves:
Information and Booking
Please contact the Museumsdienst Hamburg a couple of weeks prior to the date if possible: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de More events and guided tours Please refer to “Field Trips/Tours” to find more events and guided tours concerning archaeology and Harburg city history.
Proper archaeological finds for the classroom – an archaeological “sample case” The archaeological case brings real museum pieces as visual aids into school lessons. It contains three boxes with archaeological finds from the Stone-, Bronze- and Iron Age. With these, tool crafting and jewellerey making can be demonstrated vividly. An accompanying booklet contains all necessary information.
The case can be borrowed for 14 days at the museum – free of charge. A token charge of 50 euros will be returned with recieving the case. Telephonic advance booking: +49 (0)40 40 428 71 2497.
Tool-making in the Stone Age
How did humans live in the Stone Age? How did their environment look, where did they live and from what did they craft tools and weapons? You travel back in time into the Stone Age and explore stone tools in the exhibition. After that you can try out the techniques for working flintstone yourself. Tools like knives and scrapers can be tested on wood and leather. A presentation of fire lighting is part of the programme as well. Booking No: AMH 001 Length: 120 minutes (total visit of museum) Age: 9 years and older Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
At the Beginning was the Fire
Initially humans could only use fire that was sparked by lightning or forest fires. The humans of the Paleolithic learned how to preseve fire and how to create it with various methods and tools. You will learn these various techniques during this programme and can try them out yourselves. You will create Stone Age clay lamps and light them with your knowledge. Booking No: AMH 007 Length: 120 minutes Age: 11 years and older Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
What imagination lies behind the cave paintings of Ice Age humans? What do these artistic expressions tell us about life and philosophy of these humans? How did the Ice Age artists create these detailed depictions of the fauna? These questions are answered in a talk and an additional practical part. You can prove your skill at Stone Age art with earth colours. To bring light into the darkness of the museum cave you will also learn how to create fire Stone Age style. Booking No: AMH 004 Length: 120 minutes Age: 6 years and older Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
Stone Age bread Roll Baking
„Neolithic revolution” is the name of the severe cultural change, beginning in the 8th century BC in the East, that shaped huge parts of the world, and brought the change from a hunter-gatherer culture to a culture of farmers and ranchers on the way. The tedious food gathering of the Stone Age humans is the focus of this museum talk. You can experience this while grinding corn on original ancient mill stones. With the grist, combined with water, salt and honey you form little flatbreads, bake and eat them. Booking No: AMH 002 Length: 120 minutes Age: 6 years and older Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
Jewellery from ancient Times
Thanks to finds from graves from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages archaeologists are able to discern how our ancestors and their clothing, maybe even their “fashion” might have looked. The talk can focus on the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age or Early Medieval, as requested. Stone Age materials like clay, shells and raffia are used to create pendants and chains. The process of creating Bronze Age rings and pendants can be presented and tried out. Alternatively you create pearls with colourful patterns, based on original models with a modelling compound, like Germanic women during Roman times and later the ladies during Charlemagne’s reign wore and adored. Booking No: AMH 006 Length: 120 minutes Age: 6 years and older Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
With the Ancient Romans: Fun and Games
The children explore the exhibition together: What do the excavated objects tell us about the ancient world and how the Romans live 2000 years ago? Using reconstructions of original archaeological finds the children can experience how the Roman everyday wear looked and what equipment a Roman legionnaire carried. And how did the children in Rome and its provinces pass their time? With games of course! The pupils learn Roman games, can try them and test their luck and dexterity. In a practical part everyone creates their own game which can be taken home afterwards. Booking No: AMH 0091 Length: 120 minutes Age: 6 years and older Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
Tell me about Death!
In the end we all will die. But what then? Most religions imagine a better world after it, a paradise and resurrection. In our modern society death is often a taboo issue. During the guided tour we talk about topics like aging, dying, grief and vanishing. The museum owns a lot of exhinits for these. A whole part concerns itself exclusively with death from prehistory to christian times. One can see the grave of a man who died 5800 years ago and who was given grave goods, a strange “skull burial” or urns with bone ash and goods. The guided tour is directed at church-based groups and at religion or ethics school classes. Booking No: AMH 005 Length: 60 minutes Age: 6 years and older Fee: 35 euros for schools, 70 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
Archaeology is tracing humanity’s history: Where do we come from? How have we developed? These traces can be followed from mankind’s beginnings to the modern age. Archaeology connects the past and the present. This can be experienced during this guided tour. The visitors embark on an exciting journey through time and discover an archaeological event world that gives lively and fascinating insight into North Germany’s prehistory. Booking No: AMH 0001 Length: 60 minutes Age: 14 years and older Fee: 35 euros for schools, 70 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
Archaeological Hiking Trail in the Fischbeker Heide
Original and restored tombs, most of them from the Bronze Age, show the wanderers on the archaeological hiking trail in the Fischbeker Heide prehistoric sites and gives them insight into the archaeologist’s field of work. Especially the Bronze Age burials with their sometimes mighty hills serve as a fitting scenery when you put on a “contemporary” garb and adorn yourselves with needles, torques and weapons. Note: This programme takes place at the Fischbeker Heide! Meeting place: Fischbeker Heideweg 43/44, 21149 Hamburg (S-Bahn to Neugraben, bus line 250 to Fischbeker Heideweg, after that 5-10 minutes on foot) Booking No: AMH 003 Length: 120 minutes Age: 6 years and older Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
Myth Hammburg – Discover Archaeology at the Heart of Hamburg
The Bischofsturm is one of the most important archaeological sites of Hamburg: situated right at the centre of the hanse city, only a couple of metres from the Domplatz, the nucleus of the city. The spectacular site dates back to the 12th century and is the oldest surviving stone building of Hamburg. Why the tower is named after a bishop (Bischofsturm = bishop tower) and what function this enormous foundation had will be explained during a time travel to Hamburg’s Middle Ages. The tour starts at the Bischofsturm and follows the traces left by Hamburg’s early history that are hidden beneath the streets, buildings and squares of the old city. Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Meeting place: entrance „Dat Backhus“, Speersort 10, 20095 Hamburg Booking No: AMH 012 Length: 90 minutes Age: 6 years and older Fee: 50 euros for schools, 80 euros without reduction Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
The Harburg Kulturtag (“culture day”) in the autumn of each year has become an integral part of the lively art and culture scene in Hamburg. This year it takes place for the 17th time. On Sunday, the 8th of November, from 12.00 to 20.00 all important cultural institutions from Harburg present themselves here.
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