Dirt Detectives Archaeological Educational Program

Everyone who participates in this program becomes a Dirt Detective! Archaeology is the study of material remains of cultures. Archaeologists use what has been left behind by a particular culture – such as buildings, books and other writings, tools, and trash – to learn about that culture. These items are then used as clues to figure out how people lived in the past. Often, the only written record of history is made by people who are wealthy or part of the ruling class, if at all. The everyday life of common people can be easily lost. The study of archaeology attempts to fill in the gaps left in recorded history.

On Site Activities

· Search for artifacts and eco-facts in a mock dig setup
· Sift through sand to find items
· Clean, measure, and categorize objects found
· Share and compare findings with the group