Contact: Karen Fraley Willey
Phone: 941 794-8773
Starting cost per student: $10
Additional Info: $150 per guide for up to 15 students
Max. Capacity: 50
Transportation Needed? Yes
Who Arranges Transportation? School
Is Financial Assistance Offered? No
Archaeological field trips help students learn what happens during the archaeological process before a shovel turns dirt. They are introduced to the difficulties of interpreting historical maps, practice measuring and mapping techniques, and interpret stratigraphy and the importance of archaeological context. Students are encouraged to think about what artifacts can tell us about the past.
- Students will interpret stratigraphy and discuss the importance of context for learning about people in the past.
- Students will understand that detailed observation and accurate recording are part of the excavation process.
- Students will explore the importance of material culture (artifacts and other stuff people have made) and practice different systems of classification.
- Students will discuss preservation and protection of archaeological resources
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