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Last Updated 8.11.2007



Classroom Visits

Throughout September, we invite 4th grade classrooms from Posey County to visit Hovey Lake. On-site, the students will learn to "Think like an Archaeologist." If you are a teacher interested in scheduling a field-trip, please contact Cheryl Munson (munsonc@indiana.edu).
  • Before the students arrive they work in the classroom with Archaeology Learning Kits. On-site, they see and learn about the methods archaeologists use to answer research questions, and see excavations in progress.
  • Participating first-hand in screening excavated soil to retrieve artifacts is a memorable experience for most.
  • Students then work in teams in our "Archaeology Field Lab" to study maps, catalog artifacts, and interpret archaeological sites representing different cultures.
  • At the site they can also see first-hand the damage done to archaeological sites from non-permited construction, and so readily appreciate that important parts of history can easily be lost to a backhoe or bulldozer.