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Professional Learning: Archaeology Field School for Educators

Dr. Brian Jones, State Archaeologist, CSMNH UConn
Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 9 am to 3 pm

Both sessions will take place in Windsor, CT
Advance registration required: $45 ($35 for Museum Members and Donors)

Educators will spend a week doing hands-on archaeology at the Archaeology Field School for Teachers sponsored by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn and Office of State Archaeology. This field school is designed to give educators who teach history or social science in a classroom or museum setting a deeper appreciation of the importance of archaeology as a tool for learning about Connecticut’s fascinating past.  The field school will cover the basics of field methods, paperwork, data management, and artifact identification.  Learning proper archaeological methods will develop the participant’s understanding of the ethical aspects of archaeology and the archaeologist’s responsibility to preserve the data they retrieve so that it will remain valuable to future researchers.  These lessons provide a first step toward developing the skills needed to undertake your own archaeological investigations with students. 

Participants will experience an authentic and significant archaeological investigation, working with primary sources at a historic site in Windsor, Connecticut. You will also learn about the role of the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology and how it can be an important resource in developing archeological lessons and activities for students.

Space is limited. To request a registration form please contact David Colberg at david.colberg@uconn.edu or 860.486.5690.

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Professional Learning: Archaeology Field School for Educators

Dr. Brian Jones, State Archaeologist, CSMNH UConn Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 9 am to 3 pm Both sessions will take place in Windsor, CT Advance registration required: $45 ($35 for Museum Members and Donors) Educators will spend a week doing hands-on archaeology at the Archaeology Field School for Teachers sponsored by the Connecticut State […]

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