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After School Program

Digging up Our Past - Exploratory Course

May 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014

What-s-the-Big-Idea-About-Archaeology

Whips, fedora hats, guns and Kung Fu skills are often associated with the exciting profession of archaeology, but this portrayal is far from accurate. In this course, students will learn what archaeology really means and how it shapes our past, present, and future.  With a special focus on the archaeology of New York City, each week will be devoted to a different aspect of archaeology, including field methods and analysis, the sub-disciplines of archaeology, archaeology and museums, and archaeology in the movies. Students will participate in several in-class hands-on projects so that they will have a better understanding of the concepts and practices behind archaeology.

 

Meeting Times: Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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