What They Ate!

Saturday 27 February, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Suitability: Kids & Parents

Looking at Diets of the Past

Free. Registration Required

How do we know what people ate in the past? Archaeologists have to draw on many scientific skills to identify and study the remains of plants and animals eaten by earlier peoples.
In this workshop, you can try out these skills yourself! You’ll be asked to sieve through soil samples to find the remains of plants and animals and use your botanical and zoological skills to find out what foods the remains come from by examining them under a microscope. Using your analytical skills, will you be able to work out who was hunting and gathering wild foods, and who was farming?


Queen's University Belfast
School of Geography
Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY


Queens University Belfast