At school, sometimes I get to go on real archaeological digs. We go to a
place called Fort Frederica. It's an early American settlement where the first settlers from Georgia lived from about 1736 to
My class takes trips to the site to help
excavate and look for artifacts. One of my favorite jobs to do when I go there is to map where the artifacts
are found. I like to set up the grid that keeps track of where we find the artifacts.
Some of the artifacts I have found myself on
digs are green pieces of glass bottles, bones from pigs, and tiny pieces of ceramics. We use trowels, brushes,
and dustpans when we dig. The trowels are used to dig for artifacts, and the brushes brush away the dust. When
we dig, we also sort through tiny pieces of dirt by using a screen to find tiny pieces of pottery and other
things that are small and hard to see. After that, we take the artifacts and look at them in a lab.
I like to imagine what the things that I
find looked like when they were used a long time ago. I think that more kids should be interested in
archaeology because there's a lot that kids can learn about artifacts and people. I would like to be an
archaeologist when I grow up.