A GROUP of 35 people, including 18 Japanese children, had first-hand experience of an archaeologist’s work during a visit to the Guar Kepah Archaeological site in Kepala Batas, Penang.
Accompanied by their teachers, parents and guardians, the children aged between eight and 14, got their hands dirty while playing with ‘specimens’ at the excavation site.
All excited about being archaeologists for the day, the children went about digging, sifting sand and making delightful discoveries.
One of the children, Aoi Suzuki, 14, said she was thrilled to find the shell midden site in Guar Kepah similar to one that she had visited in Japan.
“I feel privileged and happy to visit the archaeological site in Guar Kepah, which makes me want to know more about it, ” she said when met at the site recently.