Stone Age to Iron Age
Theme: UK Prehistory
Main Curriculum Focus
- Study changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
- Study life in a Neolithic hunter-gather community
- Changes in technology between the Neolithic and Iron Age
- Development of settlements between the Neolithic and Iron Age
- Role of ceremonies, stories, music, and art in culture
- Myth and memory – burial practices and rituals
- Religion and belief – animism and relationship with nature
- Changing landscape – flooding of Doggerland, the construction of stone monuments
- Food and agriculture – changing diet, farming of animals and crops
"- How did society change over the period between the Stone Age and the Iron Age?
- How did changes in the climate affect the environment, the landscape, and people’s lives?
- What technology was there during this long period in time, how did it change, and how did these changes affect people’s lives?
- What skills and knowledge did people have and how did they pass them on to future generations?
- What religious beliefs did people have and how did they practice them?
- What do we know about the culture of prehistory society?
- What remains from this period of the past? What can we know about these people and their society?
- What is the work of archaeologists? How do they use artefacts to make meaning of the past?
- How different where people of the past? In what ways are they similar?
- What were prehistory settlements like? How did they change?"
Expert Team: A community of people living in Doggerland who are forced to flee when the land floods.
Client(s): The people of the community
1. To successfully flee the floods and find a safe new home for the people of the Doggerland community.
2. To create a burial ceremony following the death of the ruler of the Iron Age settlement.
3. To excavate the burial mound of an Iron Age ruler and create a visitors’ centre for people to learn about how life changed on the ancient site between the Stone Age and the Iron Age.