|When:||Back to Calendar August 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm||Where:||Parkin Archaeological State Park
Parkin Archeological State Park
60 Highway 184n,Parkin,AR 72373
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Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition
The Advent of Agriculture in Mesopotamia
The brand new guide, Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition will be explained and demonstrated during the workshop and teachers will earn 6 PD credits for participating!
Discover the past through evidence from archaeological sites in Mesopotamia! Trace the shift from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture in the ancient world.
Examine two sites on the upper Euphrates River and uncover changes in diet as people shifted from foraging to farming. Your students will think like archaeologists as they apply the tools of scientific inquiry (observation, inference, evidence, context, stratigraphy, and chronology) to the investigation of nutrition. Surprisingly, the advent of agriculture decreased food diversity with significant consequences for human health even today.
Explore contemporary nutrition through student collected data and design a healthy eating plan for the school based on information drawn from the study of the past!
Park interpreters are continually developing new and exciting educational programs for groups who visit Parkin Archeological State Park. Teachers, spend the day exploring this site by participating in educational programs and activities and earn up to six Arkansas Department of Education approved professional development hours. Each teacher will receive information packets on the resources available at Parkin as well as lesson plan ideas. There is no fee for this workshop. Call early to reserve a space. All are welcome! You can register for the workshop by contacting Mel Harvey or just show up the day of and participate!