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Trash Pits and Site Formation

Trash Pits and Site Formation From Investigating a Light Station, Part 3: Archaeology Talking Trash in Archaeology To an archaeologist, studying trash is much less gross than you might imagine. Trash—also known as garbage, waste, junk, rubbish, or refuse—holds...

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The Archaeology of Consumerism

The Archaeology of Consumerism Interview with Greg Smith, an archaeologist who excavated the St. Augustine Light Station Archaeologists study artifacts and other types of evidence from an archaeological site. Why was examining the bottles so important at the St....

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Growing up at a Light Station

Growing up at a Light Station Meet Mrs. Wilma Daniels, A Descendant of a Lighthouse Keeper at the St. Augustine Light Station From Investigating a Light Station, Part One: Geography and Part Two: History Meet Wilma Daniels and her daughter, Donna Poole, who are...

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A History of Lighthouses

A History of Lighthouses From Investigating a Light Station, Part 2: History A lighthouse is a tower with a bright light on the top. It helps warn sailors of dangerous areas and serves as a navigational aid that helps to keep ships and boats safe. A light station...

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How is an Archaeological Site Formed?

How is an Archaeological Site Formed? 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...

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Be a Dendrochronologist!

Be a Dendrochronologist! 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...

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The Pueblo in History: Oral History

The Pueblo in History: Oral History Meet Deloria Dallas, a Hopi Tribal member, and learn about the history of the pueblo from the oral history of her people. From Investigating the Puzzle House Pueblo, Part One: Geography and Part Two: History Deloria Dallas is a...

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The 10,000 Year Significance of Bison

The 10,000 Year Significance of Bison Bison, Bison Bison are big and strong 1000 years ago they did nothing wrong Powerful heads like snowplows Now they compete with cows Once people started the slaughter The issue began to get hotter If we begin to restore Bison will...

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A Letter from a Retired Teacher

A Letter from a Retired Teacher I wrote the accompanying letter on the eve of my retirement from 24 years of teaching. I had seen many changes come to the field of education in that time period. What I noticed most was the growing lack of respect toward teachers by...

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