Time Team Field Schools to Engage Students in Archaeology

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Time Team Field Schools to Engage Students in Archaeology

1_1204_BF_alexjones_500-thumb-250x250-44.jpg While Time Team America producers and crews are filming new episodes of the series this summer, Dr. Alexandra Jones, an archaeologist and educator by trade, along with a team of educators from a variety of backgrounds will run Field Schools in locations near the dig sites. The field schools will be guided by questions similar to those that the Time Team endeavors to help answer at each of the dig sites. These questions can only be answered by utilizing scientific methods used by archaeologists every day.

At each of the four digs, approximately 25 to 40 youth will engage with professional scientists, participate in excavation and lab work, and classify and document artifacts, working as archaeologists to reconstruct and understand the past. Field School participants will also get the chance to blog about their experience and share their enthusiasm and knowledge with families and peers.

What makes this an especially exciting and unique field school is that during the program the producers will film the activities of camp participants and instructors. These videos will be featured online to illustrate the variety of engaging activities the campers will experience at the excavation site and on field trips.

Crow Canyon Field School  
June 3rd- 8th, 2012
Cortez, Colorado

During the field school, students will participant in archaeological excavation activities, laboratory work, field trips to Mesa Verde and Anasazi Heritage Center and other activities. Under the careful supervision of staff archaeologists and educators, students will conduct excavations at Crow Canyon's current site, contributing to the Center's ongoing research into ancestral Pueblo culture.

Badger Hole Field School
June 10th - 14th, 2012
Woodward, Oklahoma

During the field school, students will participant in scientific illustration classes, technology demonstration classes, field trips and other activities. Students will travel to an archaeological site and to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norma, OK. They will have an opportunity to visit an archaeological site adjacent to Woodward, OK, where archaeologists and other scientists will train them on various scientific techniques related to archaeology. While at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the students will work with museum staff to learn about material conservation techniques utilized in the lab.

For more information on the Badger Hole Site Field School, see the Participant Guide (pdf).

To apply, first fill out our online registration form. Then download and sign the documents in our Signature Forms Packet (pdf). Bring these documents with you the first day of field school. Deadline for application is May 30, 2012.

Josiah Henson Site Field School  
August 13th - 17th, 2012
Rockville, Maryland

During the field school, students will participant in archaeological excavation activities, soil classification lessons, archaeological conservation workshops, field trips and other activities. The students will travel to an archaeological site and to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC) in Saint Leonard, Maryland. They will have an opportunity to excavate at an archaeological site in Maryland, where archaeologists and other scientists will train them on various scientific techniques related to archaeology. While at the MAC the students will work with archaeological conservationists to learn about material conservation techniques utilized in the lab.
 
For more information on the Josiah Henson Site Field School, see the Participant Guide (pdf).

To apply, first fill out our online registration form. Then download and sign the documents in our Signature Forms Packet (pdf). Bring these documents with you the first day of field school. Deadline for application is June 15, 2012.

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