Science & Nature
What Archeologists Really Do, and How They Do It.
An overview of how archeologists do research, the methods they use to reveal evidence of past human activity, the artifacts people created and left behind, and the emergence of humans in the Americas over 50,000 years ago.
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This is a broad introduction to the profession of archeology, appropriate for both students with some experience and knowledge in the field as well as those just interested in the topic. We will examine the early history of human habitation, particularly in The Americas, the ways artifacts can be dated and create a timeline for occupation, the ways archeologists excavate sites and record information, and the difference between scientific investigation and just digging holes. Well suited for...
Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of what stands behind the term "Archeology" and "archeologist", and expand their knowledge of what a "dig" is all about.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Images of bones and a skeleton and a buffalo butchering (not graphic)
As a self-directed follow-up, I suggest watching the British TIME TEAM program on a streaming provider.
Phil LordDigging Into the Past
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I am an archeologist and historian who explores the physical evidence of past events whether prehistoric Native Americans in New York and Arizona or 18th century battlefields and early canals. I worked in a museum for 30 years and taught in...