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Digging up Our Past - Exploratory Course

Part of After School Program


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