Elementary – 1st cycle

Caution, archaeologist in action!

During their educational tour, students will note, with an exploration book, the thousand and one questions of the archaeologist. They will be introduced through an outdoor simulation area to the archaeological digs as well as laboratory work. Thus, they become familiar with the tools and language specific to archaeology. In addition, they will explore the ecological universe of the site through interactive activities and games.

On the program:

  • Simulated archaeological digs;
  • Handling of prehistoric tools ;
  • Visit of the forest;
  • Visit of a prospecting camp ;
  • Thematic activities and games !

Educational Objectives

  • To introduce students to the world of archaeology and cultural lifestyles of the past;
  • To stimulate their imagination by questioning, having a scientific approach and by pooling of results;
  • To encourage cooperation between students through teamwork;
  • To create a stimulating environment, using both imagination and practice.

Developed Knowledge

  • Discover that Pointe-du-Buisson hosted the first credited searching school in Quebec and is one of the first places of prehistoric archaeological research in Quebec;
  • Understand that archaeology depends on several related sciences (geography, history, geology, biology) to be able to reconstitute lifestyles.
  • Discover, through handling of reconstituted tools, the main tasks performed daily during the prehistoric and contemporary history;
  • Learn the various documentary sources that researchers consult in their discoveries;
  • Discover the range of raised questions which the archaeologist attempts to answer through his research.

Targeted Knowledge

  • Learn, through practice, the work of the archaeologist;
  • Interpret behaviours of the past with the aid of artefacts;
  • Find links between today’s society and the prehistory in order to understand society better;
  • Establish links between the inhabited natural environment and the livelihoods that have been privileged to survive;
  • Witness the diversity of techniques and wonders related to the way of life during prehistoric times.

Group Rates

The MQA offers 2 free accesses for a group of 25 students.
2 hours visit: $9.50 $ / student
4 hours visit: $12.50 / student
Additionnal adult: $5.00