Thursday, March 26, 2009

Time and trowel wait for no man...

Well, only 3 short, shovel-happy months after we began work on our simulated paleontology-archaeology dig site, it's finally ready for all the kids to come dig everything back out again! Take a look...



As you can see, things look a lot different than they did when we started. The hills are green, the piles of dirt have come and gone, and the pits are full...and those pits hold a LOT more dirt than you might think they would.

Now, though, comes the fun part....getting to teach kids about field techniques! Our first test program in archaeology begins only a scant week away, for students in grades 5-8 (lots of space still available! See our main website for more details if you'd like to participate). This summer, all the pits open full-time for middle-school summer camps and drop-in Dig Days for the general public.

Everyone here is looking forward to getting to show you all some of the most exciting parts of archaeology and paleontology, the way you only can if you come get down in the dirt with us!


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