Forensic Archaeology on Excursion

Both Year 9 and 10 Forensic Archaeology participated in excursions recently to supplement their classroom studies.

Year 9, together with Year 11 Ancient History, visited the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Macquarie University. They got to experience aspects of the archaeological process with the opportunity to handle and discuss actual artefacts as well as perform simulated archaeological activities. They then  explored the museum and had the opportunity to answer and ask questions about the artefacts in the museum.

Year 10 went to the Police and Justice Museum to deepen their understanding of courtroom procedures. The museum is set in an historic police station and houses actual weapons and forensic evidence used in infamous crimes such as the Pyjama Girl Case of the 1930s. They took part in a mock trial and were lucky enough to have an actual police prosecutor to take on the role of  the magistrate.

On both occasions, the presenters commented on how respectful the students were. The students also enjoyed the chance to enrich their learning.

  

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