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Did ancient Romans Know Mount Vesuvius was a Volcano?

Did ancient Romans Know Mount Vesuvius was a Volcano? Volcanos play a significant role in shaping the environment. By Courtney Agenten— Minnesota State Coordinator Vesuvius is the most famous volcano in the world and resides in the province of Campania near the Bay of...

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NEW! Investigating a Roman Villa

NEW!!!! Project Archaeology: Investigating a Roman Villa By Courtney Agenten— Minnesota State Coordinator Keep an eye on our blog over the next few weeks as we post previews of each lesson of the new curriculum. More than 2,000 years ago, extremely wealthy Romans...

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Investigating Painted Bluff Rock Art

Investigating Painted Bluff Rock Art The first regional piece for Investigating Rock Art is here! Investigating Painted Bluff Rock Art guides students to discover the past through evidence from a rock art site in Alabama. Painted Bluff overlooks the calm, murky waters...

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Investigating the Red Army Rock Art Panel

Investigating the Red Army Rock Art Panel With the release of Investigating Rock Art on April 13th, it’s a good time to look at our other curricula that supports Investigating Rock Art, and work well when taught together. Let me give you a quick overview of...

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Introducing Investigating Rock Art

Introducing Investigating Rock Art Archaeologists study the human past, which often includes items like glass, beads, projectile points, animal bones, and tools that humans have left behind. We often forget to consider the more symbolic remains of the past - art. Like...

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Network Spotlight: An Oklahoma Ambassador

Network Spotlight: An Oklahoma Ambassador By Bekah Schields, Public Outreach Coordinator We often feature a Master Teacher or State Coordinator in our triennial newsletter, but we’re so excited about what Randy is doing in Oklahoma City that we couldn’t wait until...

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New Place-Based Curriculum!

New Place-Based Curriculum! Investigating Garnet - Project Archaeology's Newest Place-Based Curriculum By Bekah Schields, Public Outreach Coordinator Investigating Garnet: A Historic Mining Town is the second installment in Project Archaeology’s place-based curriculum...

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Meet Two Davis Bottom Families – Part Two

Meet Two Davis Bottom Families - Part Two From Investigating a Shotgun House, Part One: Geography Yesterday, you heard the story of Mr. Kenny Demus and today you get to learn about the Laffoon sisters’ experience growing up in Davis Bottom. Cissy and Mary Laffoon...

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Meet Two Davis Bottom Families – Part One

Meet Two Davis Bottom Families - Part One From Investigating a Shotgun House, Part One: Geography Davis Bottom is different from Lexington’s other urban, working-class neighborhoods. That is because throughout its long history, black people and white people lived...

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What Is a Shotgun?

What Is a Shotgun? by Janie-Rice Brother From Investigating a Shotgun House, Introduction In cities, land developers usually subdivide a  property in order to fit as many lots on it as possible. This maximizes the amount of money the land developers can make. Narrow...

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