Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The High Rock Dig Pictures

On Friday we'll be starting our class archaeological dig. Be sure you wear (or bring) clothes and sneakers that you don't might getting dirty. You will use tools like spades, shovels, sifters, rulers, brushes, and magnifying glasses to uncover artifacts.

Your group is responsible for the scientific analysis of the artifacts, scientific sketches, and longer write-ups of what you think the artifact is. All of the expectations and requirements have been handed out.

It's really important to take good notes during the dig!

Groups find all kinds of cool artifacts--Some are easier to identify than others.

Be sure to document all scientific measurements, and write the artifact analysis.

Groups that work well often share information and discuss their ideas.

Be sure you stay focused and on task during the dig days--you will do much better on the project that way.

The old dig was at Pollard, but the High Rock one will look very similar.

Keep track of all your group's artifacts as the dig progresses!
This week and next, we will be “digging in” to learn about archaeology. On dig days, students should wear old clothes to school, and wear or bring an old pair of sneakers. Dig days will take place outside (weather permitting) on the following dates:

    Friday, October 18
    Monday, October 21
    Tuesday, October 22

    Wednesday, October 23

Students will work with a group to dig, analyze, and write-up their conclusions about the artifacts they find. At the end of the project, each group will hand in their notes, drafts, sketches, and final typed report for evaluation.

During the week of the dig, students will be working on their artifact write-ups and scientific sketches. These reports are considered a unit project, and will be graded accordingly. All written material aside from the scientific sketches must be typed and printed before the due date.

Students receive detailed instructions about this important project, including a rubric, task list, example work, and support in class and after school.

Thanks for your help!

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