Remains of woollen and leather clothing, and tools and weapons from Pictish times have all been uncovered. From these clues, archaeologists have learned that farming played a very important part in the Picts’ lives. Growing crops and keeping domestic animals provided raw materials for food and clothing.
This clip can be used to introduce pupils to the themes of usefulness and reliability in sources. Pupils can begin by thinking about what we can and cannot trust in ordinary life, completing a two columned table accordingly. They can then, subsequent to watching the clip, continue this table on the other side of the page but this time relating to historical evidence. Pupils can then be asked to explain their choices to the class.