History Beneath Our Feet: Sandbox Archaeology
Sponsored by The Shirely-Eustis House
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Shirley-Eustis House, Carriage House Learning Center
33 Shirley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States

Everyone loves to dig in the dirt – but what if this digging helps to give us a better sense of the past? The goal of this program is to help train and sharpen students’ historical inquiry, analysis, and interpretation skills. The lesson accomplishes this goal through the conduct of an archaeological dig in miniature based on the methods and vocabulary of archaeological science. Each artifact found contains clues of its manufacture, date, origin and use. To decipher the clues, one needs to ask questions like “when was this made or used?” After participants learn these basic skills, we will use them in a real archaeological dig at the Shirley-Eustis House.

Held rain or shine.  Grade-specific learning for grades 3 through diploma.  Please call or email to make reservations for this event. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. 

Contact Information
Patricia Violette


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