Archaeology course in Põlva Ühisgümnaasium

Põlva Ühisgümnaasium is one of the two schools where archaeology is in the list of voluntary alternative subjects. The Archaeology tutor is Liia Vijand, the teacher of History and Social Studies who has also studied archaeology. Delightfully, the amount of students who have chosen to take the Archaeology course is rather large.

During the course, the everyday life of archaeologists is explained with the emphasis on the work that is done outside the excavation season. The students of the course have a day trip to the archaeology cabinet in Tartu University every year to see and talk to the archaeologists in their workplaces. Sometimes, archaeologists go and visit the students to give insight to their research subjects.

On January 8th, Viire Kobrusepp visited the school and gave a talk about experimental archaeology and the experiment she conducted in Rõuge. Surprisingly, the historiography of experimental archaeology was considered very exciting and interested the students more than ever this time. Several students who had not chosen the Archaeology course, had come to listen to the talk, too. Therefore, we may believe that Põlva Ühisgümnaasium is a place with many bright young people who care about the archaeological heritage and are motivated to know more about it.