Archaeology is a branch of anthropology that studies the material remains of past societies. Through the study of material remains archaeologists 1) obtain a chronology of the past, 2) reconstruct the many ways of life that no longer exist, and 3) give some understanding of why human culture has changed through time. The purpose of this article is to help educators explore and encourage the use of simulations and the teaching of archaeology related content and skills in the elementary classroom. More specifically, this article provides educators with a classroom tested, practical, cost effective and hands-on archaeology dig simulation lesson activity for elementary.
Russell, William III, Ph.D.
"Excavating the Past: An Archaeology Simulation for the Elementary Classroom,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 75
, Article 7.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol75/iss2/7
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