BodenSchätze – Geschichte(n) aus dem Untergrund

[Soil Treasures – History and Stories from the Underground]

25. Mai – 18. December 2012
Museum und Park Kalkriese

This exhibition is designed as traveling exposition for children and pupils to join in. On an area of 500 square meters everything is centered around soil – around antlions, soil colours, clay castles and soil art, bog bodies and healing earth. More than 20 thematic stations, among these many research and experimental tables give a diversified overview.

Three exhibits were designed with my collaboration:
• The methodology of archaeozoological identification of animal bones is shown on an experimental table using mandibles and metacarpi of different animal species.
• A plexiglass cylinder shows the appearance of archaeological bone finds.
• A sandbox in which children can work as excavators contains amongst others bone finds.

Flyer (pdf 1,5 MB)
Poster (pdf 1,1 MB)

Exhibition catalogue:
Derks, Heidrun (2012): BodenSchätze – Geschichte(n) aus dem Untergrund, Kalkriese

Link to exhibition review

Allihn, Karen (2012): „Boa alter, ist das ein Dinoskelett?“. – Archäologie in Deutschland 5/2012, 64-65

Further exhibition venurs:
10. November 2013 – 23. February 2014
Focke-Museum Bremen

Salzgitter, Stade, Hamm, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Lübeck, Zwickau, Mettmann, Naumburg