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Archaeology: Sifting Through Ohio Prehistory

from Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Meet Mark Kollecker, a real Archaeologist who has led thousands of students and adults
on digs throughout Ohio, digging, scooping, and sifting soil to reveal the smallest of artifacts. To better understand prehistoric lifeways, Mr. Kollecker began studying experimental archaeology--trying to recreate ancient skills by studying how various artifacts may have been used. Today,
he can throw a spear with an atlatl, tan animal hides, create his own
cordage with natural fibers and is often found flint-knapping (making
dangerously sharp stone tools) in the studio!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $140.00
Point to Point: $140.00


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

Umm... one? That would be kinda lonely...

Maximum participants:

No maximum - bring 'em on!

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Career Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is part of our 'Experts In Their Field" series of curatorial talks for school-aged students.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We must coordinate this program with our archaeologist's schedule, so please let us know right away if you cannot attend or must reschedule your program.

About This Provider

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

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Program Details


This program is part of our 'Experts In Their Field" series of curatorial talks for school-aged students.
Please have your students write out some questions in advance and send them to our video conference coordinator, Lee Gambol:


* Meet a real museum scientist and learn about their duties in research and in the field.
* List some of the skills that a person working in a museum uses on a daily basis.
* Discover career connections between studying science in school and active jobs in scientific fields.
* Learn why studying Archaeology is important for both historical reasons and current conservation efforts.

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