The presenter is asked to look at a range of toys from different periods and use their features to date them. Using the same method, an archaeologist shows how she dates artefacts from Ancient Egypt.

First broadcast:
13 May 2008

This clip could be used prior to an activity whereby pupils will be asked to use sources to glean information about a particular period, ideally that of Ancient Egypt. The clip could be used as a spark for discussion on how evidence is used and what we are able to deduce from single pieces of evidence, compared to what we could get from multiple artefacts.