The PAEC Migrant Summer School

The PAEC Migrant Summer School

In the first half of my internship at SEAC, I have excavated at a prehistoric Native American site, studied and analyzed oyster shells for a climate change study, and cataloged lithic artifacts from the mounds at Ocmulgee, GA. Its been a pretty amazing summer. But I will say that my favorite part was sharing my love for archaeology with the community. I had the privilege of speaking to the PAEC Migrant Summer School about archaeology and the National Parks Service. With the help of one of the archaeologists at SEAC, we gave a brief introduction to the students followed by a two hands-on activities. The students were able to make clay pots using Native American coil techniques, as well as make rubbings of actual ceramic sherds.

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The teachers of the school were very happy to have us give a lesson on local archaeology and I am confident that the connections we built will lead to future collaboration between SEAC and the PAEC school.

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