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.

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.

The last dig of 2019! It's always bittersweet but ASRMS grade 7 students throughly enjoyed our time in the field.
11/25/2019

The last dig of 2019! It's always bittersweet but ASRMS grade 7 students throughly enjoyed our time in the field.

Trace fossils are the shadows of our past. Though not artifacts, they often reveal past activity. Here are the traces of...
11/19/2019

Trace fossils are the shadows of our past. Though not artifacts, they often reveal past activity. Here are the traces of the peat industry in Mass

At low tide today at Nauset, another Peat bed has become exposed following the last nor’easter. Very visible are the horse and carriage tracks in the clay/ mud mixture. Not sure how long these will remain exposed, so here are a bunch of pictures- some with measurements for the experts to examine. Tracks are most likely from the 1800’s or early 1900’s, when horse and carriages (or Mules and work carts) worked the outer beach.

Iron Work Farm in Acton, Inc.
11/16/2019

Iron Work Farm in Acton, Inc.

Here's a few pictures from the Hidden History Hike with Kimberley Connors. It was well attended and fun. Thanks to all who came out!

As of this week, 1050 students have been introduced to archaeology science during this school year! So many wonderful te...
11/16/2019

As of this week, 1050 students have been introduced to archaeology science during this school year! So many wonderful teachers and school systems dedicated to evidence-based learning. One school to go.

This pattern looks very familiar... if you read the article it uses the spread of European diseases in the Americas as a...
11/08/2019
Scientists link Neanderthal extinction to human diseases

This pattern looks very familiar... if you read the article it uses the spread of European diseases in the Americas as a model

Growing up in Israel, Gili Greenbaum would give tours of local caves once inhabited by Neanderthals and wonder along with others why our distant cousins abruptly disappeared about 40,000 years ago. Now a scientist at Stanford, Greenbaum thinks he has an answer.

11/04/2019
10/27/2019

Today's Hidden History Hike is rescheduled to next Sunday 11/3 at 11:30 am

Great technology shows all 152,000 sites on one map
10/25/2019
Showing the archaeology of Ireland in one map? – Archaeology Ireland

Great technology shows all 152,000 sites on one map

Richard Clutterbuck examines techniques for expressing monument distribution. The island of Ireland contains over 152,000 recorded archaeological monuments. That is a lot of archaeology, and it is difficult to visualise how it is distributed around the country. One way for a casual cartographer to e...

10/23/2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Wow! Anyone care to join me?

Calling all MFA members! Visit “Ancient Nubia Now” and experience the might and majesty of ancient kingdoms in the Nile Valley.

Meanwhile in Egypt
10/20/2019

Meanwhile in Egypt

10/08/2019

STARS grants are due Oct 10 and LLC grants Oct 15. I'm still partnering with Schools and Libraries. Please reach out if you need help!

10/07/2019

Dig at Douglas School in Acton was so much fun that I forgot to take pics.

A Looted coffin being returned to Egypt.   "The Met bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 for about $4 millio...
10/01/2019
Ancient gilded coffin is returned to Egypt government

A Looted coffin being returned to Egypt. "The Met bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 for about $4 million and made it the centerpiece of an exhibition. It was removed last February. The Met has apologized to Egypt."

A gilded coffin that was featured at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity.

Last day digging at Sherwood Middle School. Over 500 students became diggers, screeners and scribes and discovered the e...
09/26/2019

Last day digging at Sherwood Middle School. Over 500 students became diggers, screeners and scribes and discovered the evidence of our past . It's been a wonderful experience!

Public education is talked about on sites and among academics but now it seems the Jordanian authorities are entering th...
09/10/2019
Scholar calls for systematic awareness programmes to preserve heritage

Public education is talked about on sites and among academics but now it seems the Jordanian authorities are entering the conversation

AMMAN — International agreements to protect and promote intangible cultural heritage (ICH) have only recently become an incentive for Jordan, according to a Jordanian expert In the past there was still inadequate awareness on the safeguarding of ICH among parts of the leadership at central and loc...

School yard mock excavations 2019
09/10/2019

School yard mock excavations 2019

09/08/2019
www.ibtimes.sg

Reports from the Field - "The excavation project on the tombs of Xiongnu aristocrats in Mongolia, which has entered its third year, included Chinese and Mongolian archaeologists working on one of the 400 tombs, numbered M189, when they found the gilded silver dragons were unearthed." My Ancient Alive Program looks at Mythological creatures including Chinese dragons which are legendary in Chinese mythology and East Asian culture.

09/03/2019

Happy Back to School! I'm looking for teachers, PTOs or school districts that want to partner on these great programs. Grant money available!Any introductions or leads are greatly appreciated!

I'm Looking forward to my 10th year digging with Shrewsbury middle school students.  Archaeology Outreach is Booking for...
08/21/2019

I'm Looking forward to my 10th year digging with Shrewsbury middle school students. Archaeology Outreach is Booking for fall excavations! Contact me for open dates!

08/09/2019

NEW PROGRAMS 2019/20 school year

Who would you be in the Ancient World? Personal Identity in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Based on my personal research at the Yale Collections. Students will have hands-on fun as they make their wearable cylinder seals, and cartouches

Art or Artifact? Students design, create and curate their own pieces in a “Pop Up” Museum. The archaeologist leads them through the process of being artisans in the Ancient World.

Climate Change in the Archaeological record! Can we figure what the climate was through Archaeological evidence? Students learn to identify remains from charcoal fires and estimate temperatures during past times.

Archaeology Lab - Ceramic artifacts are the most frequently found objects on digs. Students handle actual artifacts dating from 1000 ce - 4500 bce in this scientific program.

Grade 7 Asian Architecture and Art – Students learn how archaeologists interpret buildings that are in ruins. Basic lesson in drawing, drafting and a final temple product.

Grade 8 – Early Roots of Civics. Our American democracy is based on Greek and Roman foundations. Students will learn the archaeological evidence for voting in Greece and the Republic in Rome. They will make ostraca to cast their votes.

Grades 3 – 7 Archaeology in your school yard! Digging with students for the 19th season! Let us turn your school or museum into a dig site All artifacts and tools included!

STARS grants are available for the 2019/20 school year. MCC will pay for a 3 day residency. NO matching funds needed! Le...
08/06/2019

STARS grants are available for the 2019/20 school year. MCC will pay for a 3 day residency. NO matching funds needed! Let me help with the writing the grant proposals. Here are a few pictures of MCC funded programs from past school years. https://massculturalcouncil.org/education/stars-residencies/

Archaeology Outreach
08/06/2019

Archaeology Outreach

Bronze Age finds in Scotland
08/03/2019
3,000-Year-Old Scottish Cemetery Uncovered - Archaeology Magazine

Bronze Age finds in Scotland

KILCREGGAN, SCOTLAND—Graves dating back to the Bronze Age have been found at a site called Portkil on the Rosneath Peninsula, according to a report from The Lochside Press. A team from the North Clyde Archaeological Society has found six graves in all, including a miniature coffin for a baby, and ...

News from Humayma,  Jordan The Clio fragments were discovered when I was part of the excavation team
07/31/2019
Piecing Together the Wall Paintings from Humayma - Acor Jordan

News from Humayma, Jordan The Clio fragments were discovered when I was part of the excavation team

Craig A. Harvey is the recipient of a Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship (Summer 2019). He is a PhD candidate in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan. Through this fellowship, Craig participated in a study season in Jordan alongside team members of the Humayma Excavation Project. W...

As I always tell students, Archaeology is a destructive science! Be it Pompeii or anywhere. Volcanologists publish an op...
07/23/2019
Pompeii row erupts between rival scientific factions

As I always tell students, Archaeology is a destructive science! Be it Pompeii or anywhere. Volcanologists publish an open letter. The highest protest in academia

Volcanologists say excavations by archaeologists are destroying useful clues about lava flow

I was part of the species count at Walden Woods today.  So cool especially the Inaturalist app. I highly recommend downl...
07/06/2019

I was part of the species count at Walden Woods today. So cool especially the Inaturalist app. I highly recommend downloading it. Can anyone identify this one?

I was proud to serve as the Concord Cemetery Committee liaison for the restoration of the Melvin Memorial with it's "Mou...
06/27/2019

I was proud to serve as the Concord Cemetery Committee liaison for the restoration of the Melvin Memorial with it's "Mourning Victory" sculpture by Daniel Chester French.

Artifacts from the Yale Collection that I was allowed to study. These are the basis of my new program "Personal Identity...
06/23/2019

Artifacts from the Yale Collection that I was allowed to study. These are the basis of my new program "Personal Identity in the Ancient World" focusing on Mesopotamia and Egypt.

Visiting Yale for the Mesopotamia Speaks exhibit. Wonderful mix of tablets, cylinder Seals, and temple artifacts.
06/21/2019

Visiting Yale for the Mesopotamia Speaks exhibit. Wonderful mix of tablets, cylinder Seals, and temple artifacts.

Starting my 2nd phase of STARS programming in Littleton Middle School.
05/28/2019

Starting my 2nd phase of STARS programming in Littleton Middle School.

Pop Up Museum at Stacy Middle School in Milford thanks to a Generous STARS Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
05/23/2019

Pop Up Museum at Stacy Middle School in Milford thanks to a Generous STARS Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

LMS Day 5. Reveal and interpret.
05/22/2019

LMS Day 5. Reveal and interpret.

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