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Adult Education in Archaeological Open-Air Museums – a reader

Dorothee Olthof (NL)
In an average archaeological open-air museum there is a lot to do and see for children and there are plenty of programs for school groups. The kids can grind cereals, bake bread, help in the garden, make bracelets out of various materials or try to make fire without matches (...) Excellent! But why are the matching programs for adults so rare?

Bronzezeithof Uelsen (DE)

Since 2005, a Bronze Age Farm under (re-)construction as a place for educational and experimental archaeology. The project started as an initiative of the community of Uelsen, which financed roughly half of the amount required (ca. 90.000 Euros) for the building of the central house...

Archäologisches FreilichtMuseum Oerlinghausen (DE)

Southeast of Bielefeld near the Teutoburger Forrest, one finds the Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum Oerlinghausen (AFM), originally founded by the “Reichsverband für Deutsche Vorgeschichte” as a political presentation of...

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