Check Out What Others Think of Project Archaeology

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.

"When the Common Core was adopted, we were told that we were not expected to broaden the amount of material being taught, but we were to add more depth. Project Archaeology gives me all sorts of ways to deepen the curriculum for my students. It’s an added bonus that I’m positive they will really enjoy learning it."


"This is by far the best workshop I have attended in a very long time. Not only did I learn new lessons to teach, but I am so excited that I can integrate them right into reading, writing, and math."


"Project Archaeology helped me explore and process traditional Dine' teachings and taboos about death and "Ancient Ones" who left artifacts, and messages on rock walls. Instead of being afraid of archaeological sites, like I used to be, I have changed my perspective and try to compare and correlate these two world views. There are still things I avoid, because of my tribal teachings, but some I can work through."


"Wow, I already have plans for your curriculum! I love it! During our PIR days, our school had two main objectives – Incorporating Native American studies across the curriculum, and writing. Your work covers BOTH…Our theme for the month of September is a “persuasive” paper. I have been struggling to come up with a meaningful topic for sixth graders… until now. This is perfect and so meaningful and relevant to our study of ancient civilizations…my recent exposure to the Anzick site has touched me deeply and inspired me to learn more! I’m truly excited about what lies ahead, and am so grateful for your collection of work that you have shared with me and other educators."


“Project Archaeology is a perfect vehicle for fulfilling the public outreach obligation for Section 106 treatment plans. What better way to reach a wide audience than providing teachers with hands-on experience to take back to their students? Metcalf Archaeology’s engagement with Project Archaeology was one of the best decisions we have made. Not only has it been good for the teachers, it has forced us to think about our work in a manner that enables better communication with the public at large.”

-Michael D. Metcalf, Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc.

“I think that archaeologists understand the importance of public outreach but are reluctant to take it on because most of us have no experience or training in this area. We need to remember that we don’t have to do this alone. Just as archaeologists hire specialists to conduct ancillary studies, archaeologists can hire professionals who excel at public outreach. Project Archaeology was able to take the archaeological data generated by our project and present it in a meaningful way to students and teachers. Their “Investigating Shelter” module covers scientific concepts and historical information, while fostering cultural understanding and imparting the importance of preserving archaeological sites.”

-Susan Chandler-Reed, Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc.

Educational Materials Reviews

“Extensive research and design went into developing the unit. I like that the national standards were outlined for each lesson.”

“Project Archaeology provides a hands-on approach to understand the value of cultures and the preservation and study of artifacts.”

“The UbD (Understanding by Design) method of lessons is helpful with creating useful lesson plans that allow the students to reach their own conclusions by critical thinking.”

“The content and process fit perfectly with my classroom standards. The investigation of the Plains Tipi aligns well with history curriculum and the methodology is interesting and engaging for kids!”

“I am excited to use the structure and several different sites (slave cabin, tipi, homestead) to have kids investigate history.”

“I think that this curriculum will be very powerful because it is rich in content, but also because it teaches and requires students to be critical thinkers.”

“How wonderful for students to see that art as communication is not an ancient thing, but something we can (and often do) use in our own world. It may be my favorite Project Archaeology activity yet!”

“Use of this curriculum would allow my students to focus on inferences! Students need lots of practice and this is loaded with inferencing opportunities.”

Professional Development

“I participated as a learner in scientific inquiry, experienced archaeology, explored issues of cultural sensitivity, and developed a plan for teaching curriculum. I love archaeology!”

“Instructional techniques were effective and engaging, rather than the “sit and get” structure that many PD workshops have.”

“This is by far the best workshop I have attended in a very long time. Not only did I learn new lessons to teach, but I am so excited that I can integrate them right intro reading, writing, and math.”

“Excellent. I would highly recommend this to other teachers. I learned a great deal.”

Common Core

“Project Archaeology is the Common Core” – California Council for the Social Studies Director

“They talk about 21st century skills being important in schools these days. Archaeology is a perfect way to teach kids how to think, how to look at things, and how to pull information from the world around them.”  – Montana teacher