Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tags Kentucky Archaeological Survey

Tag: Kentucky Archaeological Survey

Old dwellings bring new understanding of world

A weeklong academy teaches educators how Project Archaeology’s Investigating Shelter curriculum can engage students by giving them the tools to become “nosy people.”

Dig it

Students in schools across Kentucky are using buttons to learn about sorting, color, shapes and classification, all while drawing inferences about the objects’ owner. Teachers are using original source documents to produce informed citizens, voters and leaders. All are happening because of archaeology, a word not even found in the Program of Studies, according to A. Gwynn Henderson, archaeologist and education coordinator with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey (KAS), jointly administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council and the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology.