Great Discoveries in Archaeology

  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

Course #0000113E

Great Discoveries in Archaeology is a semester-long course that looks at the methods and history of archaeology through virtual and multi-media exploration, and inquiry-based, hands-on experimentation.

This course seeks to answer the question: How do we know what we know about the past? When studying ancient civilizations, and even when reconstructing life in settlements such as Jamestown, Virginia, archaeology plays a crucial role in how we understand and interpret the rise and fall of communities and civilizations. This elective will teach the basics of archaeological excavation and use documentaries and other research by archaeologists to investigate how to gather artifacts from the past and how to analyze and understand artifacts relative to the culture they came from. 

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