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Discover the past ~ Shape the future

Project Archaeology uses archaeological inquiry to foster understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies and science education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy.

“Discovery is nothing more than observing what is already there.”

The Academy will focus on the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, an inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, which guides students through a complete archaeological investigation of shelter.

From the Blog:


  • February 3, 2017

    Introduction by Erika Malo Hannah is our newest intern at Project Archaeology. Hannah is a student in the anthropology department at Montana State University and we are happy to have her on our team. She has a passion for archaeology and wants to pursu …

  • August 8, 2016

    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 information about peo …

  • August 8, 2016

    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. Augustine Light Stat …

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