Freya’s Kaims blog

We have a new guest correspondent for the Kaims site today. The excavation Director’s daughter Freya has contributed the following article.

The Bradford Kaims is a great archaeological site. It’s set on a farm near Bamburgh, Northumberland. I missed a few days of school to come and learn about archaeology, with my dad. I learned how to trowel, discover pottery and de-green (taking weeds out of the ground to make the trench look professional), which are all important jobs.

Some pottery from the site

Some pottery from the site (or possibly flint)


My favourite job so far is being a site photographer. I took photos of how and where the archaeologists work. This is important so that we have records of how the site was excavated and what was found.

Archaeologists working on site

Archaeologists working on site

The worst part has been the weather. It has been very hot and I had to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.


I personally enjoy archaeology and would like to see more children join in as I think if children discover that they like it as a child then archaeology might become a more popular job.


Freya from York (Age 10)


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3 thoughts on “Freya’s Kaims blog

  1. Thank you, Freya, for this blog. Totally brilliant!

    It is great to see young people not only being interested in heritage and archaeology but taking the time to tell the world about it!

    Keep on doing the blogs, taking the photographs and drinking that water! I wish you the very best!

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