Junior Archaeologist Questions

Hello camp families, welcome to week 8 of camp! Down below you will find a brief summary of some of the things we have planned each day, as well as some questions to ask your campers.

 

Monday

On the first day of camp, campers will learn what archaeology is exactly and go over the archaeological process. Ask…

What do archaeologists do?

How do archaeologists work?

What is an artifact?

What is context?

 

Tuesday

On Tuesday we will split the camp in half. The older campers will go on a trip to the Kelsey Museum. While the younger campers will stay behind and learn about Ancient China. Ask…

 

What was the name of Emperor Qin’s Army?

What was the main occupation for the majority of  people in Ancient China?

What is the decorative handwriting that is still practiced in China called?

 

Wednesday

On Wednesday campers will learn about Michigan archaeology. We will do a mock artifact screening as well as partake in a mock shipwreck dive. Ask…

 

What were some of the artifacts we found during the artifact screening?

What was the name of the shipwreck we excavated?

Where did the shipwreck occur?

How did we communicate while we were “diving” for artifacts?

What are Petroglyphs and who made them?

 

Thursday

On Thursday the younger campers will go to the Kelsey Museum. The older campers will stay behind this time and learn about Ancient China. Ask…

 

What was the name of Emperor Qin’s Army?

What was the main occupation for the majority of  people in Ancient China?

What is the decorative handwriting that is still practiced in China called?

What was the Silk Road and why was it so important?

What goods did the Chinese trade?

 

Friday

On Friday we will wrap up camp with some fun archaeological related games in the Archaeology Olympics. Campers will also go on an archaeological dig. Ask…

 

Can you list some of the steps in a dig?

What is an ecofact?

What is the difference between an ecofact and an artifact?