Piecing It All Together

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Archaeology digs are much like giant jigsaw puzzles. The artifacts found are often in pieces and scientists must reconstruct them. A hands-on activity lets young archaeologists experience this facet of the job as they create, smash, and reconstruct a piece of pottery.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Involve the whole family in the activity by having an adult or sibling try to reconstruct the smashed pot
  • If space is available, bury the shards and conduct a dig
Classroom Considerations
  • Younger learners may need supervision as they shatter their pots
  • The illustrated directions are detailed and easy to follow
  • Links are provided to related resources
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