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Summer SAVY Session 2, Day 4 – Archaeology

Posted by on Thursday, June 22, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 4:  Today in Uncovering Secrets of the Past: Archaeology 101, we reviewed our dinner discussions about the “Kennewick Man.” We also looked at the archaeology of the Roanoke Colony. The students learned about the disappearance of that colony and how archaeologists study it. We also spent time today completing labs on soils. We also learned that soil is the portion of the Earth’s Surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus. Finally, we looked at garbology and the study of human waste as it relates to archaeology.  

Our dinner discussion tonight is, “Oftentimes, archaeologists find the dumps of specific people or cultures. These can be rich areas to explore because they can tell a lot about people and their customs and practices. What would your garbage tell about you and your family?”  

I am looking forward to our mock archaeological dig tomorrow.  

Dr. Dunlap