Asby Endowed School

Investigating prehistoric poo!

Class 2 have been busy today investigating prehistoric poo (coprolite) to discover the diet of a Mesolithic person.  They discovered that their diet would have consisted of fish, birds or small mammals, bird eggs, hazelnuts, vegetables (some interesting food matter was discovered!), seeds and stones! 


There was a lot of discussion about why there were stones in the poo but eventually it was agreed that as hunter and gathers the odd stone may have made it into the food!


Who would have thought that poo would be so interesting!