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NZ Archaeology Week – “Going Potty!!” kids activity session

Past Events

27 April 2021 

Duration 2 hours
Come and join us for a fun session of going potty!!
Archaeologists can learn a lot about pottery fragments found in archaeological sites. Shape, material and decoration can reveal a vessels construction, function and age!

Join us to “dig up” a pot and see if you can recreate it and learn what it might have been used for.

Children $2.00 each & adults by koha.
Children must be supervised by an adult.
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