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Archaeology

ArchaeologyStudents will go behind the scenes at Çatalhöyük, a 9,000 year-old Turkish settlement and uncover clues about the lives of the New Stone Age people who inhabited this site. Demonstrations and large-scale props will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and the process of archaeological discovery!

Program Options: Archaeology is available only as an in-depth residency.

Residency Option

OPENING ASSEMBLY MAX: 250 students
RESIDENCY CLASS MAX: 30 students
TIME
: 50 minutes

Adding individual classroom sessions creates a unique Archaeology residency for your school.

GRADE: Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.

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CLASS TOPICS:

In these in-depth classroom sessions, students will...

  • Çatalhöyük Site Stories - Grades K-2
    Investigate chips of pottery, bits of broken tools, and chard grains and propose theories for how people lived in Çatalhöyük over 9,000 years ago!
  • Layers Over Time Stories - Grades K-2
    Explore how do archaeologists understand the relation of different objects they find.
  • Artifact Stories - Grades 3-5
    Transport into the future and excavate a unique site taken from modern life. Then imagine how future archaeologists will understand and explain life in 2000s.
  • Micromorphology Stories - Grades 3-5
    Learn about human life through microscopic clues! Students will discover how the study of microscopic evidence gives insight into how people inhabit different locations.

For detailed class descriptions, download our Archaeology Residency Curriculum.

Request a Program

To make your reservation, fill out the Request a Program Form. You may also email or call (651) 221-4748 or (800) 221-9444 ext. 4748.

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