This web site is designed to help you see how artifacts from a real archaeological dig move from the ground to a museum. There are many important steps in this process -- from good excavation (digging), to careful cleaning and note taking, and finally to display at a museum.
This web site tries to answer questions that kids from John Lyman School and Cold Spring School asked me. This past spring, I visited 5 different classrooms at these schools. I told the students about our dig, and then wrote down any questions that they had.
If you have other questions that you would like answered, you can email me at Johanna.AyiaSotira@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by a Curatorial Internship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Bryn Mawr College. Thanks to both of these organizations for making this web site possible.
Thanks also to these 2006-2007 classes:
Cold Spring School, New Haven, CT
Karen Zwick's 4th-5th grade class
Kate Walker's 2nd-3rd grade class
Penny Serafin's 2nd-3rd grade class
John Lyman School, Middlefield, CT
Gail Freeman's 3rd-4th grade class
Sue Martinez's 1st-2nd grade class