Activities

Mending

Mending is the process archaeologists use to repair broken pottery, glass vessels, and broken bone from archaeological sites. This activity is designed to teach students the technique used in mending artifacts and allow them to practice their skills by mending broken pieces of a historic ceramic saucer. (Broken ceramic pieces have been sanded for safety.) This individual activity is best suited for students age 6 & up and is perfect for classrooms or small groups of 25 or less. Must be combined with one of Indiana Jane's Programs.

Cost: $25 

Where Am I?

Archaeologists learn about the environment where past peoples live by studying the artifacts they find in archaeological sites. This activity teaches students how to use artifact clues to determine where people may have lived in the past (river, forest, farm, or city). This small group activity is best suited for students age 8 & up and is perfect for classrooms or small groups of 25 or less. Must be combined with one of Indiana Jane's Programs

Cost: $25

Native American Three Sisters Garden

Native American farming societies made wide use of a farming technique now known as companion planting. Companion planting encourages sustainable farming practices by pairing complementary plants together in a single plot. This activity teaches students the Native American legend of the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash), and explains how each plant works with the others to ensure sustainable agricultural practices. This group activity can be tailored for students of all ages and includes a Three Sisters Garden Seed Packet with instructions for planting a Three Sisters Garden at home. Can be conducted as a stand-alone Activity for an additional charge.

Cost: $35

Who Am I?

Archaeologists learn about who ancient people were and how they lived by studying the artifacts they find in archaeological sites. This activity teaches students to use artifact clues to determine who may have used archaeological sites in the past and what kinds of activities were conducted there. This small group activity is best suited for students age 10 & up and is perfect for classrooms or small groups of 25 or less. Must be combined with one of Indiana Jane's Programs

Cost: $50

Dig in a Box

Conduct a mock excavation with Indiana Jane's Dig in a Box! Students are provided with individual archaeological "sites" within small translucent containers, which they excavate and interpret with assistance from Indiana Jane. This activity includes a mock excavation for each participant, excavation tools & supplies, and a small field notebook for recording data. Artifacts included can be tailored to specific time periods or activities if desired. Students may keep field notebooks from the Dig in a Box Activity. Mock "artifacts" to take home can be included in this activity at an additional cost. The Dig in a Box Activity can be modified for individuals or partner student groups and is best suited for ages 10 and up. Must be combined with one of Indiana Jane's Programs

Cost: Variable; Please email Indiana Jane for your personalized Dig in a Box quote.