On December 4 2013, the staff of ГБУК «Археологический центр Псковской области» visited the middle school of the village Jamm in Gdov region (Pskov oblast) and held an information day with the topic ”Archaeology in my region”. The participants of the information day were educated on archaeology, the nature and forming of occupational layers, what the archaeologists do and why they do not approve the use of metal detectors. It was also talked about the main archaeological monument types in Pskov oblast.
The second part of the talk was dedicated to the ancient history of Gdov region, mostly the important monuments in the area. The main emphasis was on the research of the Zalahtovje flat ground cemetery, largest in the area East to lake Pskov. Also, the participants got to know about the results of the archaeological inspections near Gdov and were able to see main finds’ categories.
The students of the middle school of Jamm are also members of the Museum club and showed initiative to participate in archaeological inspection of the nearby areas in spring 2014.
All in all, there were 35 participants at the information day.