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LESSON FOR LEARNING HOW TO MAKE THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS - IN CAMPANIA
This lesson to learn how to make archaeological digs takes place in a farm near Sorrento center.
BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES:
The guide gives general information about the different archaeological techniques over the centuries.
SIMULATION DIGS IN A PLASTIC SHOEBOX:
The shoebox dig is created in a transparent plastic box with a lid. The guide gives information about the specific human culture he is talking about, and the students help create the layers and deposit the artifacts representing the cultures, paying attention to stratigraphy and keeping layers separate from one another. Since the shoebox is transparent, students can see the layers being formed.
Students uncover the stratified layers in a shoebox in this "blind" dig that mimics a real excavation. This is a manageable, compact, and fun (although sometimes messy!) dig in which students learn some basic excavation concepts, including horizontal excavation, stratigraphy, teamwork, and preserving context.
SIMULATION DIGS IN THE GARDEN:
Students become archaeologists and uncover part of a single-layer (one-period) site. This "blind" dig is a full-scale simulated excavation (held outdoors) in which students learn about the importance of recording information, stratigraphy, horizonal excavation, and context.
CONCLUSION ABOUT THE DICOVERIES:
Students describe, with the help of the guide, what they have discovered with the relevant conclusions.
Later it is possible to visit the farm with its animals.
IN THIS FARM WE ARRANGE ALSO A LITTLE LIGHT LUNCH WHOSE PRODUCTS (THE MOST PART) ARE MADE BY THE SAME FARM, AND TYPICAL OF THIS TERRITORY
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