When and how did humans first arrive in Nidderdale? How did they survive and eventually build thriving communities here? Our Prehistoric Nidderdale resources help students understand the story of early human activity in the area.
Humans Arrive – PowerPoint covering the earliest human settlement of Nidderdale
Humans arrive activities
PDF resources: How changes in climate led to cycles of human arrival and disappearance; Historical finds showing evidence of early human activity; How to search online archaeological records; Visual understanding of physical and human geography
Humans Survive – PowerPoint showing the challenges early Nidderdale settlers faced
Humans survive activities
PDF and PowerPoint resources: Evidence of prehistoric animals; What humans needed to survive in Nidderdale and how they may have hunted
Humans Settle and Thrive – PowerPoint describing emerging bronze and iron age culture
Colour and pen-and-ink drawings showing Nidderdale in the Stone Age (5,000 years ago) and in the Iron Age (2,000 years ago)
The Prehistoric Nidderdale topic web shows links with National Curriculum objectives and contains suggested activities.