2017-04-19 / Community

Area students invited to participate in summer Archaeology Camp

The Wabash and Erie Canal Association in Delphi is offering a summer archaeology experience for area students.

Christopher Moore, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Indianapolis, will lead the introduction to archaeology camps for students in grades 4 through 8. Camp dates are June 26-30 and July 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for both sessions.

The Archaeology Camp will run in connection with the 2017 University of Indianapolis Summer Archaeological Field School. Attendees will learn the dos and don’ts of archaeology, including what it’s like to be an archaeologist, how an archaeologist uses science to learn about the past, what kinds of artifacts are found on an archaeological site and what they tell us about the past, and how best to preserve archaeological sites for the future.

Each camp is limited to 10- 15 students per week. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch, work gloves, work boots, sunscreen, and bug spray. For cost information and to register, contact Vicki Sickler at delphicanal4@gmail.com.

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