An interview with an archaeologist

In this interview for year 5, year 6, P6 and P7, Lucy Johnson explains what it’s like to work as an archaeologist in York. A commercial archaeologist’s job is to make sure that historical remains are investigated before building work takes place. They dig through layers to collect information about the past – they might find buildings, rubbish pits or wells. It can be very muddy digging in all weathers, but the results make it all worth it!

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, scaffolded using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
  • Discussion questions to use with a partner or as a whole class.
Year 5, Year 6
Evolution and inheritance
An interview with an archaeologist

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