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Guest Speaker- Archaeologist

Arrange for an archeologist to come and talk to your class about what archaeologists do. If it’s possible, ask him/her to bring real artifacts found from excavations, and explain for what purpose it was used, and what that says about that tribe’s culture. Also, have him/her clear up any misconceptions about archaeologists (Indiana Jones, dinosaurs, etc…).

Always leave time at the end for questions any students may have!

The easiest way to find an archaeologist is to contact a nearby college or university. They usually work in the anthropology department. Other archaeologists work for museums, the federal or state government, or private companies, so those might be harder to find. But you can always look them up online!

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