Project Archaeology is a national leader in archaeology education and provides a way for federal agencies to fulfill Section 106 compliance goals. Project Archaeology develops and distributes high-quality education products in conjunction with Section 106 projects and delivers them to educators through professional development. The national reach of the program ensures wide-spread distribution of products. Because Project Archaeology is a permanent national program, new products will be distributed through the National Network of State and Regional Project Archaeology programs, through the Internet and direct sales to educators.
The following is a portfolio of potential educational projects and products that could be supported through Section 106 projects. Each can be tailored serve the needs of local communities/regions.
Examples of Section 106 Funded Projects:
Project Archaeology: Investigating a Basin House
Project Archaeology: Investigating a Rock Shelter
Project Archaeology: Investigating a Fremont Pithouse
Project Archaeology: Investigating Migration
Project Archaeology: Investigating a Shotgun House
Archaeological teacher field school at Browns Park
Multiple Teacher professional development workshops
Portfolio of Potential Projects and Products:
• Subsistence Investigation. Examines the relationship between people and ecosystems in ancient North America – Project Archaeology: Investigating Food and Land.
• Migration Investigation. Examines a local migration during historic or pre-contact times -, Project Archaeology: Investigating Migration.
• Professional Development for Educators – Workshops, institutes, field schools, online courses, or mentoring programs developed using existing Project Archaeology materials.
• Topical Unit on Archaeology – Possible topics could include dating methods, archaeoastronomy, paleobotany, and fundamental concepts in archaeology.
• Children’s Book on Archaeology – A regionally significant topic such as the Chinese Experience in the American West or Native American Perspectives on Archaeological Resource Protection.
• Distributing books and other materials to educators.
• Marketing existing educational materials and training to educators and the general public
Please contact Erika Malo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-6727, for more information about Project Archaeology and each of the projects and products above.