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Human Origin Lab - Post Visit Lesson Plans

Lab

What is archaeology?

  1. Introduction to archaeology
  2. How can you find archaeological sites?
  3. Archaeological excavation
  4. After the excavation
  5. Dating methods

Activities

Trash archaeology
Sorting through modern trash to answer the following questions:

What room/rooms did the trash come from? Give some evidence. What kind of activities produced this trash?

What kind of evidence do you have for these activities?

How many individuals live in the household? Give an estimate and show some evidence.

What can you tell about the age and sex of the individuals?

What can you tell about the economic status and occupation of these individuals?

Other comments?

Presentation of results and discussion.

Origins Lab work