We went to a special archaeology program at the Glenbow Museum and worked
with Steve Gin who taught us about different artifacts. There were three
- looking at the questions artifacts raise, elementary grid work and
how to conduct a dig,
- making predictions from what we found out about artifacts and looking
at different time periods, and
- looking specifically at farming artifacts and artifacts from the
Turner Valley area around the first discovery of oil.
Mr. Gin asked us to make predictions and generalizations about the culture
based on the artifacts. This was a handy lesson to learn in preparation
for our own dig.
Museum Field Trip
the Archeology program we went to at the Glenbow Museum: we learned
that you should always contact an archeologist before taking the
artifacts home. We did a program where you dig in sand and find
bones, rocks and wood. We drew the location and then we wrote predictions
about what they were used for on a clipboard. After that, we told
what the artifacts were that we dug up. Steve, the archaeologist
who was teaching us, helped us figure out what the artifacts told
us about the people who lived then.