* What is the Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC)?
What is the National Park Service, which parks do we help, and how do we help them?
* Taking care of collections at MWAC
What kinds of information do archeologists collect when they excavate? How do they keep track of that information and care for the artifacts for the future?
* Artifacts tell about economic changes in human history
We will share real artifacts from National Park units to discuss how archeology:
- can tell us about human behavior.
- reflects hunter-gatherer and agrarian lifeways.
- shows us how Native peoples adapted to Westward Expansion.
* Archeology as primary data
How can we use archeological data to answer new questions about the past? How are archeological data better than other sources? How are they less useful?
-Learn locations of some Midwest national parks,
-understand the basic definition of archeology.
-engage in the principles of stewardship and cultural resource management.
-understand the significance of archeological context and the roles artifacts play.
-explore how archeologists uncover their data and construct the stories of our past.
This program is designed to be adapted for any age group, general speaking and listening standards apply.