2004 School Program

During the month of June, a school program was offered to Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12.  The program included a power point presentation to learn about the history of the research area, previous archaeological investigation at the site and the steps involved in doing an archaeological project.  The students then rotated in small groups through a series of hands-on artifact stations on stone tool technology, ceramics, and bone.  They were also shown replica artifact sets representing First Nations people who first lived in the area, Fur traders and the Red River Settlers.  Six mini-sites were set up that contained different soil types, features and artifacts, each representing a different theme.   The afternoon was spent excavating at the site under the supervision of five archaeologists.  At the end of the day, each student was provided with a copy of the activity booklet Digging the Past: Archaeology for Kids.

2004 © School group excavating
2004 © Plum
2004 © Looking at lithics
2004 © Cultural activities
2004 © Looking at pottery
2004 © Site boxes activity
2004 © Bones
2004 © Excavation group