Archaeology Camp: Digging the Classics
For girls entering Grades 5 – 8 in September 2019*
Dates: August 19 - 23, 2019
HALF DAY: 1 – 4 p.m
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Have you ever wondered what archaeologists do, and how they can understand ancient people from the clues they leave behind? Under the expert guidance of Elmwood’s Latin teacher, Elizabeth Ellison, this camp offers students a unique opportunity to explore Classical (Greek and Roman) archaeology from a practical perspective. Students will learn about real archaeological techniques and tools, analyze finds, and complete a practical dig! From what they discover, they will try to understand what artifacts might tell us today about the fascinating world of the Romans -- their mythology, architecture, government, etc. Participants will have the opportunity to sculpt, learn Roman myths, and create real replica artifacts they can take home! They will visit a museum to examine artifacts on display, and learn about real excavations happening in Classical sites today. Bring your sun hats and be ready to dig in the dirt – we could find wonderful things!