Fake a fossil poo!

Archaeologists love ancient poos because they're full of clues...

This famous poo revealed many secrets of Viking food and diseases.

dark-coloured large ancient poo clipped to perspex display panel
Linda Spashett

The trouble is, ancient poos are hard to find and they’re not very nice. Don’t despair! This BBC Hands on History activity sheet will show you how to fake them using kitchen ingredients.

Kids can then safely dissect the fake poos to search for clues about the past.

Bill Cane kids ancient