Below are some
ideas for participating in Archeology Month. Please check back later for
additional ideas and background information on the theme.
- Teach a make-and-take
class on pottery. Let participants make a coil or pinch pot, and decorate
it using designs found on Native American pottery or patterns from historic
- Conduct a tour
to a modern potters shop. Explore the process of making pottery.
- Display different
styles of pots, jars, and plateseither real examples or pictures
from books. Examine the various decorative techniques and learn how
each was made.
- Give a slide show
at your local library on pottery from different sites.
- Learn about Native
American foods. Try preparing some dishes in the traditional way, and
then sampling them.
- Study what a complete
table service consisted of in Victorian times. How was each dish used?
You can also review
activity ideas from past Archeology Weeks: