Here are the directions and some pictures!
Archaeology Dig Directions
Items to bury:
Clay pots with pictographs (then break them)
Gummy worms (hehehe)
Plastic bins or baby pool
1.Decide on how many groups.
2.Get enough bins and soil for your groups.
3.Bury the items
4.Place the tools on construction paper.
5.Print off the forms.
Tell students that they will be archaeologists for the day! Then explain your rules for conduct, management, and clean up. Give your students enough time to excavate! We had our classes dig for 20 minutes and then fill out the form. It seemed to be a good amount of time.
While digging, tell them to brush off the dirt to examine the items. Explain that they will need to choose one item after the dig to examine and record.
While digging, they will come across pieces of a broken pot. They can try to put them back together just like a real archaeologists!