Field Trip Sites
Riverside


Riverside - CA Riv HEP 007 - California Site
Riverside - CA Riv HEP 011 -The Iron Age Site
Riverside - CA Riv HEP 012 - Roman Iron Fabrication Site
At
La Sierra University, Riverside.

Come; step into our excavation pits and into the past and exam artifacts that are thousands of years old. La Sierra University has archaeological mysteries to solve. Select one of our two excavation sites...



CA Riv HEP 007 - California Site...
The California Site (CA Riv 003he) has two occupation levels. One represents the First Californians with real and reproduction stone artifacts. The other has real artifacts from historic California from 100 years ago.

CA Riv HEP 011 - The Iron Age Site...
The Iron Site is based on 3000 year old iron making sites and a four room house in the Middle East. The site contains reproduction artifacts and real 3000 year old artifacts, excavated by La Sierra University archaeologists and courtesy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

CA Riv HEP 012 - Roman Iron Fabrication Site
The art and science of glass was brought to the Roman Empire from the Near East. Rome developed glass production into an industry. Roman Glass has been found in archaeological sites as far away as Japan. At the site students will discover the “remains” of a Rome glass fabrication operation from about 1900 years ago.


Our Junior Archaeology Field School is a four hour field trip where elementary, middle and high school students learn about what archeologists do in the “field.”

When your class arrives they spend an hour-and-a-half leaning how archaeologists learn about the past. They learn the difference between observation and inference, the importance of context and about forming a hypothesis.

Then they spend an hour or more excavating in one of our mock archaeological sites.

After the excavation they analyze what they've found and build a hypothesis about what people where doing.


Resources...
Center for Near Eastern Archaeology
http://lasierra.edu/center-for-near-eastern-archaeology/

Madaba Plains Project
http://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/departments/theology/mpp/


Teachers...
Qualified folk guide your students through their on-site archaeology adventure. The students use the standard tools and methodology of archaeology. They notate and map their progress and finds. Everyone is wonderfully dirty.

Back at school, you guide your class through the process of combining the datum they've gathered to create an archaeological site report.

Finally, using their site reports and memories, students then record and catalog their finds and selected items and features which are added to our site reports. -- this allows everyone to keep up with the current status and new discoveries at the site!

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