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Children at Legacy summer camp

CAR to host summer camps, field school

By Shelley Kilpatrick
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(May 2, 2007)--The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) will host its annual Legacy: Hands on the Past summer camps with the theme, "The Maya."

Camps are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday throughout the summer. Camps 1 and 2 already are filled, but Camp 3 (ages 10-12) still has openings. Camp 3 is Aug. 6-10 at a cost of $190, including supplies, snacks and a t-shirt.

This year's Historical Archeological Field School for ages 13 and up is at Rancho de las Cabras. The camp is 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., July 9-13.

Rancho de las Cabras is located in Wilson County in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. It was built in the mid-1700s to contain the livestock belonging to the missions. Field school participants will excavate the courtyard to improve documentation of ranch life, which will assist the National Park Service's effort to interpret the site for visitors.

Training will include excavation techniques, drawing and interpretation of stratigraphic profiles, mapping and surveying, and information about stone artifacts, prehistoric and historic ceramics, and faunal remains.

Teachers will earn CPE credits and students will gain college-level experience in a unique learning environment. The cost is $130 for the week with a limit of 20 participants.

For more information, contact Lynn Yakubik, Legacy program coordinator, at (210) 458-4462.

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