This class is presented by The Fairfield Foundation and is designed for elementary school aged kids. It is free to attend.
American Indian Ceramics: How do artifacts teach us about American Indian culture and history in Virginia? Students will see examples of American Indian pottery and learn about material sourcing, manufacture, ceramic use in the past, and how archaeologists learn about the past from pottery fragments. Students will then use clay to make their own clay coil pots and decorate them using American Indian techniques.
Artifact Washing: Students get the chance to wash artifacts that have been recently excavated from local archaeology sites. They’re taught how to identify different artifacts as they go, and are encouraged to answer questions about the site and the people who lived there as they discover new objects.
There will also be some broken ceramics available to mend back together like a puzzle as well as some bones to identify.
Registration is not required.