Summer SAVY Session 2, Day 5 – Archaeology
Day 5: Today in Uncovering Secrets of the Past: Archaeology 101, we reviewed the content covered this week. We also looked at three specific time periods and artifacts that might be found from them: Modern- 1900 to present day, Colonial- 1600-1800, and Pre-historic before 1600. The students completed their simulation digs after lunch. It was done in pairs and trios. The students were able to practice working as a team. It was challenging to find all of the “artifacts” in the layers of soil.
After the dig, we came back inside and analyzed our artifacts. I was able to let the students keep some of the items. I hope they will be good reminders of our learning. Finally, we reviewed the perspective of a superintendent who wrote to say that the building of the new school was more important than archaeology. We discussed points of view and cause and effect. It was a very good discussion.
Thank you so much for sending your students to participate in this course. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and guiding them through the content.