Relative Dating Methods Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of relative dating of artefacts in archaeology. They will develop an awareness of the key people, events, and concepts associated with this event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading


Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following web page:


Option 2: Internet research


Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.


Option 3: Watch videos


Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the videos below:


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Extension activities