Are you a teacher and want your class to discover how our ancestors lived, and introduce them to archaeology?
Throughout the year, we invite school children to spend a day on the site or a longer stay, spending the night at the Centre les Landes in Monteneuf. This centre is the ideal place to come to with one or more classes (69 places)
- To acquire a sense of historical time
- To discover how Neolithic People lived
- To teach the children some of the skills of our ancestors
- To understand the process of Neolithic settlement
Here are some examples of activities proposed as part of a one-day or longer visit:
The world of megaliths in prehistory
Guided tour of the archaeological site of the Monteneuf standing stones: What do the standing stones mean, and how have they survived to the present day?
Experimental archaeology: What techniques were used to move and erect a standing stone in late prehistoric times?
Guided tour of a passage grave: walk and visit of this burial site.
From cereals to the pancake: Cultivating, grinding and cooking in the early days of agriculture.
All fired up: Fire for cooking, fire as an agent for change in daily life, techniques of making fire by percussion and friction. Building a house: in wood and wattle and daub.
We also offer programmes on the theme of archaeology or on the Palaeolithic period.