As part of the Grave Goods project, we produced a resource pack designed to facilitate the teaching of prehistory (Stone Age to Iron Age) in primary schools (ages 7-11). This focuses on prehistoric burial and the often-spectacular objects placed with the dead. The pack features three new poems by children’s poet Michael Rosen – inspired by three real prehistoric burials – as well as a series of imaginative reconstruction illustrations.
Download the resource pack here.
Michael Rosen poem videos
You can watch Michael Rosen reading our prehistoric burial poems on his YouTube channel here.
All of the data collected as part of the Grave Goods project is available to download from the project’s Archaeology Data Service webpage: https://doi.org/10.5284/1052206.
You can also explore the information geographically via our interactive map.
Please note that key information from all of our featured burials has also been reintegrated back into source records within relevant Historic Environment Records.
Grave Goods trail in the British Museum
Although the trail is no longer up within the galleries, you can find out more about what it was like, and the objects included, here.