Then there was light!

Today we found an oil lamp in Grid 51. My archaeologist friends, Alethia and Dana, want to tell you about it.

Junior Archaeologist Assignment:

Okay friends, archaeologist Dana wants to know what sorts of things make light in your house.  He also wants to know if you have any things that use oil or have wicks in your house.  (HINT: a wick is the white part that sticks out of a candle).

Question of the Day:

Why don't we use oil lamps to heat and light our homes any more?

Post your responses in the comments section. Archaeologist Dana is looking forward to hearing what you have found!


on 2012-06-26 14:33 by Nichole Moos

Annabel!  Dana and Alethia loved your thinking and question. This is not a Roman lamp, but we have found Roman lamps here. I will post a video of them for you tomorrow! Your question regarding how the burned during the day has inspired the archaeologists to do an exeperiment on how they would have burned. They are all VERY excited to perform the experiment next week.  I will be sure to share with you what we find.  Thank you so much for all of your wonderful questions and smart thinking. I am glad I will have you in my class next year:).