Archaeology - Indian Civilizations
Explore the roots of Indian Civilization as only an archaeologist can! The rules, tools, techniques and methods of archaeology will be applied to a site from Rajasthan, exploring the world of Hindus and Indo-European culture lost in the mists of time. After orientation each day students will dig through the morning, searching for clues about the origins and meaning of one of the world's least well-known civilizations (Indus Valley) and its connection to the culture and history of modern India. The Indus Valley is filled with staggering remains of human activity, as it was like a highway for traders, conquerors, pilgrims and migrating peoples for thousands of years. In fact, it is still causing archaeologists to scratch their heads in confusion and amazement! After digging, in the afternoon, we will play games (Catan, Taj Mahal) and learn stories of mythology, history and geography intended to deepen the dig experience while giving students critical thinking and information handling skills in the form of long term, short term, working and sensory memory abilities. Think of it as neural archaeology! This subject is bound to awaken your interest in the Indian subcontinent, so don't miss out! This camp features one of my best dig sites ever!
- Campers should arrive dressed for the weather, with appropriate footwear and a cap or hat.
- Sunblock and kid-friendly bug dope may also be needed.
- All campers should pack a hearty lunch, labeled drink and a snack.
- Space is limited; please sign up early if you wish to have your children attend.
- Head Instructor: Geoffrey Purcell
- Aftercare: M-Th only, $30 until 5:15 pm. No early care available, drop off from 8:30 am. Contact the instructor, email@example.com.
- For the safety of the campers we will make sure all campers:
- Wear face masks
- Maintain social distance
- Monitor symptoms with parents
- Frequently wash their hands
- Each camper will be asked to comply with safety and hygiene decorum.
- There will be abundant amounts of water, a cooling- off station and separate tables with which to keep Siblings WILL work together at their distinct ends of the dig and will give way to each other by turns: at such time as proximity might otherwise happen in order to maintain social distance. (Siblings can occupy the same spaces)
- Meals, slide presentations and artifact processing will be done apart - dig teams will be working apart for this purpose unless they are siblings
- Instructors will be practicing all of the above as well and will be keeping a written record of any incidents
- All tools and surfaces will be washed down each day to insure the safety of the campers (Tables, tarps, tools, artifacts)