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Archaeology Field School for Educators

Monday, July 10, 2017
9:00am – 3:00pm

Repeats daily until 07/14/2017.

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Windsor, CT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn will conduct a Archaeology Field School for Educators on Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 9 am to 3 pm each day. State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones will lead the field school, which will take place in Windsor, CT.

Educators will spend a week doing hands-on archaeology at the Archaeology Field School for Educators sponsored by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Office of State Archaeology. This field school is designed to give educators who teach history or social science in a classroom or museum setting a deeper appreciation of the importance of archaeology as a tool for learning about Connecticut’s fascinating past. The field school will cover the basics of field methods, paperwork, data management, and artifact identification. Learning proper archaeological methods will develop the participant’s understanding of the ethical aspects of archaeology and the archaeologist’s responsibility to preserve the data they retrieve so that it will remain valuable to future researchers. These lessons provide a first step toward developing the skills needed to undertake your own archaeological investigations with students. 

Participants will experience an authentic and significant archaeological investigation, working with primary sources at a historic site in Windsor, Connecticut. They will also learn about the role of the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology and how it can be an important resource in developing archeological lessons and activities for students. Space is limited. To request a registration form please contact David Colberg at david.colberg@uconn.edu or 860.486.5690.

Contact:

Museum of Natural History

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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