Discover the past through evidence from a rock art site in Montana! In this curriculum, sstudents examine the past through rock art created by a sheepherder during his summers in southeastern Montana.
Create rock art as it changes over time from wind and rain erosion and the impact of humans.
Explore how archaeologists study rock art to understand past cultures. Using archaeological inquiry, students observe an authentic rock art panel at Medicine Rocks Staet Park and make inferences. Cultural background on sheepherding in Montana and an interpretation is provided by Sandy Repplinger, a historic resident of Carter County. In a short research project, students employ primary sources such as authentic archaeological data and oral history to demonstrate their knowledge.