Archaeology Outreach

Archaeology Outreach Let Archaeology Outreach turn your schoolyard or museum grounds into an excavation site. I will transform your classroom into an archaeology laboratory and help students discover the past in new and exciting ways.

I miss working with the kids! So here are some student artifacts from last year! Today Stacy Middle School Milford.
05/22/2020

I miss working with the kids! So here are some student artifacts from last year! Today Stacy Middle School Milford.

https://scitechdaily.com/mysteriously-complex-geometric-architecture-discovered-in-neolithic-temple-built-6000-years-bef...
05/17/2020
Mysteriously Complex Geometric Architecture Discovered in Neolithic Temple – Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge

https://scitechdaily.com/mysteriously-complex-geometric-architecture-discovered-in-neolithic-temple-built-6000-years-before-stonehenge/

Hunter-gatherers built colossal Göbekli Tepe 11,500 years ago in today's Turkey as a single structure of ritual significance, say Tel Aviv University researchers. The sprawling 11,500-year-old stone Göbekli Tepe complex in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey, is the earliest known temple in human histo

I've always believed that a lithics only approach to cultural interpretation is biased https://phys.org/news/2020-05-nea...
05/09/2020
Neandertals were choosy about making bone tools

I've always believed that a lithics only approach to cultural interpretation is biased
https://phys.org/news/2020-05-neandertals-choosy-bone-tools.html

Evidence continues to mount that the Neandertals, who lived in Europe and Asia until about 40,000 years ago, were more sophisticated people than once thought. A new study from UC Davis shows that Neandertals chose to use bones from specific animals to make a tool for specific purpose: working hides....

Small burial plots tell the story of smallpox in Early America
05/07/2020
James Chandler - Minute Man National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Small burial plots tell the story of smallpox in Early America

In a secluded woodlot near the home of Col. James Barrett there is a solitary grave, marked by a late 18th century headstone. Surprisingly the grave is not that of a British soldier nor anyone killed on April 19, 1775, though it does capture a tragic aspect of Concord’s past and the town’s spiri...

American Material culture at Minute Men National Park
04/13/2020

American Material culture at Minute Men National Park

It's Monday! #MuseumMonday that is...

Don't worry, we needed the reminder too. Today we're bringing you images of SPOONS! Two particularly cool spoons in our archeology collection, that is. As you can see below, this spoon broke off from its handle and was transformed into a small scoop. It was quite common to mend or transform objects during the 18th century. This is certainly not something you see everyday in an archeology collection though! Photos by Norm Eggert.

A little bit later we will be posting another interesting spoon, and the next one is a little more mysterious...

This looks great! Free classes online from University of Reading. Thanks Todd Giabai for the suggestion!
04/06/2020
Rome: A Virtual Tour Of The Ancient City - FutureLearn

This looks great! Free classes online from University of Reading. Thanks Todd Giabai for the suggestion!

Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.

Epidemics and pandemics are as old as recorded time
03/23/2020
What the Great Plague of Athens Can Teach Us Now

Epidemics and pandemics are as old as recorded time

Disease changed the course of the war, and shaped the peace that came afterward, planting the seeds that would destroy Athenian democracy.

It's going to be a while before I'm back in a school,  so I decided to post reliable websites for students and adults. T...
03/13/2020
Ancient Greece - The British Museum

It's going to be a while before I'm back in a school, so I decided to post reliable websites for students and adults. There's even a challenge section to test your knowledge. I'll start with Ancient Greece at The British Museum. I dont endorse their keeping the Marbles but the site is one of the best.

Great time today! Young learners discovered that's scarab beetles are real. They all made one to take home. This program...
03/09/2020

Great time today! Young learners discovered that's scarab beetles are real. They all made one to take home. This program was made possible by a local grant from the Lynnfield Cultural Council!

Sen. Jamie Eldridge visted this morning to congratulate LMS on the MCC STARS grant funded projects. Both grades were par...
02/28/2020

Sen. Jamie Eldridge visted this morning to congratulate LMS on the MCC STARS grant funded projects. Both grades were part of the culminating event! The students curated their own artifacts and voted on the best part of the project. Well done!

My new program - Ancient Roots of Government was a great success! Its designed for 8th Civics classes and an adapted ver...
02/25/2020

My new program - Ancient Roots of Government was a great success! Its designed for 8th Civics classes and an adapted version in 7th Ancient History. Please let me know if you want this innovative program in your school. Many Thanks to the Mass Cultural Council STARS grant program! I'll be back for our Museum in Friday

Day 3 of MCC STARS grant in Littleton. The students learn the plebeian view of the early Roman Republic and let the Coun...
02/15/2020

Day 3 of MCC STARS grant in Littleton. The students learn the plebeian view of the early Roman Republic and let the Counsuls hear it

Day 2 voting in Ancient Greece.  Students proposed modern  questions and vote on them. I was very impressed with the cal...
02/14/2020

Day 2 voting in Ancient Greece. Students proposed modern questions and vote on them. I was very impressed with the caliber of questions!

I'm privileged to present my newest evidence-based program at Littleton Middle School. Students are taking roles in anci...
02/13/2020

I'm privileged to present my newest evidence-based program at Littleton Middle School. Students are taking roles in ancient Athens. Day one of Ancient Roots of Government. Thanks to a Mass Cultural Council STARS grant

Curse tablets were commonly buried with the dead in Ancient Greece!
02/08/2020
The History Blog » Blog Archive » 30 curse tablets found in Athenian well

Curse tablets were commonly buried with the dead in Ancient Greece!

Thirty lead curse tablets have been discovered at the bottom of an ancient well in Athens. The well was discovered the Kerameikos, ancient Athens’ main cemetery built in potters’ neighborhood (keramos means potter’s clay) northwest of the ancient center next to the Dipylon gate in the city wal...

Congratulations to my 2020 Cultural Partners: Hampshire Regional High School,  Littleton Middle School,  Rockport Middle...
01/28/2020
Mass Cultural Council Investing $1.15M to Spur Creative Learning Statewide – Mass Cultural Council

Congratulations to my 2020 Cultural Partners: Hampshire Regional High School, Littleton Middle School, Rockport Middle School, and Stacey Middle School, Milford! STARS Grants awarded by the Mass Cultural Council bring scholars, artists, and so much more to Massachusetts schools!

This fiscal year Mass Cultural Council is investing $1.15 million into classrooms across the Commonwealth with 283 grants to support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences for Massachusetts’ students.

Guess who's coming to Boston
01/16/2020

Guess who's coming to Boston

Congratulations to Littleton Middle School! Mass Cultural Council STARS grant Recipient for 2020. Grade 7 Ancient Egypt ...
01/16/2020

Congratulations to Littleton Middle School! Mass Cultural Council STARS grant Recipient for 2020. Grade 7 Ancient Egypt and Kush archaeology residency

The memorandum also stressed “the need to return Jordanian artefacts that were confiscated in the United States to Jorda...
12/20/2019
Jordan, US ink agreement to curb artefact smuggling

The memorandum also stressed “the need to return Jordanian artefacts that were confiscated in the United States to Jordan”, the statement said.

AMMAN — In an effort to protect Jordanian cultural heritage and archaeological sites from pillaging and smuggling, the Department of Antiquities and the US government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) imposing restrictions on the export of Jordanian artefacts to the US.

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Students often ask “how do you know that?” Archaeology Outreach answers that question and many more. Your school yard or museum grounds are transformed into a dig site and archaeology laboratory. Arch Outreach brings all the artifacts, tools and scientific methods to you! Partner with us today to bring the thrill of STEAM programs to your school!

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