Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star Carr

University of York

This course offered an introduction to the core concepts of archaeology using Star Carr as a particular case study.

4 weeks, 4 hours per week


Nicky Milner

Head of the Department of Archaeology

University of York

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Identify and understand the methods used on an archaeological excavation
  • Evaluate how digital technology, scientific applications and experimental archaeology can be used to investigate the past
  • Apply a range of evidence in order to debate how different artefacts might have been used
  • Describe the site of Star Carr and the main discoveries made there


  • The excavations at Star Carr: highlighting how the site was discovered, what has been found and how excavations are undertaken, in order to convey the excitement of discovery.
  • The use of stone: how hunter-gatherers used stone to create tools which were required for every aspect of their daily lives (their Swiss Army knife!)
  • The use of plants: plants were used for everything from making fires to building houses.
  • The use of animals: we explain what animals were in the landscape at that time and how people used them for food, skins for clothing and their bones for artefacts.

Issued on 19th December 2021

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Free online course:

Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star Carr

University of York