ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A dig site was created in northeast Albuquerque by students who are learning about archeology by digging up items themselves.
More than 150 eighth graders from Albuquerque Academy took part in the excavation. The students have been studying ancient cultures. They made their own artifacts and buried them.
“Yesterday they came out and we buried their artifacts in levels,” said history teacher Cathy Lydon. “There’s about four levels per pit and the hard part was they had to break their artifacts.”
Classes exchanged sites and dug up the artifacts to piece them together, then tried to figure out what culture the artifacts are from. The school does the project every year.