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Archaeology - Indian Civilizations

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Explore the roots of Indian Civilization as only an archaeologist can! The rules, tools, techniques and methods of archaeology will be applied to a Rajput-era site from Rajasthan (13th century CE), 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 astounding connection to the culture and history of modern India. The Indus Valley, today located in Pakistan, 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, as the diggers will discover when they excavate some of its truly impressive remains!

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  • 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. 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!
  • Friday will feature a potluck feast and exhibit on an Indian theme and children should plan on ending their camp that day by 2pm at the latest.
  • 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.
  • Aftercare: M-Th only, $30 until 5:15 pm. No early care available, drop off from 8:30 am. Contact the instructor, geofpurcell@gmail.com.
  • *CAMP ENDS AT 2PM ON FRIDAY*

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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