Archaeology at Oneonta Middle School
For two days this fall, Oneonta 7th grade Middle School students, under the direction of Mr. Skip Paulson, participated in an Eastern Woodlands curriculum to learn more about Native American lifeways. The program was held at the Henderson Scout Reservation. To name a few of the activities, students learned how to make baskets and pottery, flintknap, cook on open fires, and play traditional flutes. These activities were led by community members and other Oneonta Middle School faculty. One of these activities was archaeology (led by myself), and students participated in an archaeological "dig" that was set up to represent a Native American site.
|Students learned the basics of archaeological excavation, mapping and screening. Fall 2002|
|Students found real artifacts and were able to ask questions about their origins. Fall 2002|
|They were able to link the objects they were excavating with crafts and structures at the camp. Fall 2002|