Students study archeology first hand

Posted September 20, 2013 at 9:29 am

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PHOTO: Sacred Heart sixth-grader Ethan Boots displays a bone found at the Eby’s Mill Arch Study Site during the field trip Sept. 4. (Photos submitted)

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PHOTO: Students Emily Schlarmann (left) and Lauren Lambert take part in the process of screening for artifacts.


Sixth-graders from Sacred Heart School visited the Eby’s Mill Arch Study Site Sept. 4, giving them a chance to see, first-hand, some of the archaeological items found there.

“They learned about the different reasons as to why they were finding such artifacts as pottery, bones, clam shells, teeth and more,” Sacred Heart sixth-grade teacher Abby Morales said.

“They also learned about the archaeological process, and how they have to incorporate all different skills from various areas.”

Morales said that in social studies, the students are learning that geography is not just the study of the land, but its influence on people and vice versa.

“This was a great opportunity to see that come to life,” she said.

After the trip, students commented on the fun they had being part of it.

“The kids thought it was the coolest thing that they didn’t just bury the stuff for the kids to find,” Morales said, “but rather, they were working with an Americorps team and a real archaeologist to help discover new information about the early Native Americans in the area.”

A similar trip for the Sacred Heart fifth grade class is scheduled for Sept. 18.