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Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition

The Advent of Agriculture in Mesopotamia

Discover the past through authentic evidence from ancient archaeological sites in Mesopotamia! Trace the shift from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture in the ancient world.

The Academy will focus on the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, an inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, which guides students through a complete archaeological investigation of shelter.

Discover the past ~ Shape the future

Project Archaeology uses archaeological inquiry to foster understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies and science education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy.

“Discovery is nothing more than observing what is already there.”

From the Blog:

  • November 19, 2015

    How did Puzzle House become an archaeological site? The artifacts and tree-ring dates from Puzzle House pueblo indicate that it was not used after AD 1250. The people that lived at Puzzle House likely moved to another pueblo about a mile away that was …

  • November 18, 2015

    Archaeology and Tree-Ring Dating by Bekah Schields First, let’s break it down. Dendros – having to do with trees. And chronos – having to do with time. A dendrochronologist is a professional who studies tree rings to determine dates and the chronologic …

  • November 17, 2015

    From Investigating the Puzzle House Pueblo, Background Information Timeline: Paleoindian 13,000 – 6,000 BC Archaic Age 6,000 – 500 BC Basketmaker II 500 BC – 500 AD Basketmaker III AD 500 – 750 Pueblo I AD 750 – 900 Pueblo II AD 900 – 1150 Pueblo III A …


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