CFN419 Hands on Archeol for Kids (0-0-0)
How do archaeologists know what life was like for Native Americans in NY State when caribou and mastodons roamed the land? Did you know there was a Dutch settlement in Schenectady's Stockade area during the 1600's? Students (ages 9-13 years) will discover how archaeologists explore these and other questions about people and their lives through fun, above ground activities that will include using survey equipment; deciphering (or decoding) historic maps and colonial handwriting on documents; identifying mystery objects; learning about how sites are found, excavated and dated; and playing colonial games. STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO BRING A LUNCH AND A WATER BOTTLE.