Middle School Institutes
Archaeology: Digging in the Digital Age (Grades 6, 7, and 8)
August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017
From ancient Sumerian ziggurats to Civil War battlefields, the study of our human past raises questions about where we came from and where we’re going. Today’s archaeologists explore the history and prehistory of cultures around the world with a tool kit that includes subsurface sonar surveys, simple handheld shovels—and everything in between. In this program, we will explore the field of archaeology to understand how it defines our past and present and how it shapes our future. We will conduct archaeological surveys, handle and interpret objects from the Museum’s education collection as we explore how human landscapes and cultures change over time, and learn how archaeologists conduct their research in today’s digital world.
Grade 6, 7, and 8
9 am–4 pm | $550 ($525 Members)
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