(May 5, 2011)--The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research is accepting applications for the week-long 2011 Summer Archaeology Camps "Indians of North America" June 13-Aug. 12 on the UTSA Main Campus.
Kids will participate in mock digs and learn how archaeologists conduct excavations and process artifacts in the laboratory. They will also identify plants used by Native Americans on the ethnobotany trail, make crafts, and play games from tribes from different regions of North America. Additional activities include solving the puzzles of a "Mystery Cemetery" and throwing spears with an atlatl, a device used to throw spears which incorporated a technology which predated the bow and arrow.
Archaeologists will direct the camps with the assistance of summer interns. Parents can join in the family fun by attending the last hour of each camp.
The Legacy: Hands on the Past outreach program is in its 16th year of serving the community in educational support. Legacy offers school presentations, laboratory tours, career day speakers and other services highlighting CAR's commitment to archaeological preservation and research.
Cost is $200 per camp, $175 for UTSA employees, and covers supplies, snacks and a t-shirt. Space is limited to 18 participants per weekly camp. Registration forms and camp details can be found at http://car.utsa.edu/index.html.
For additional information, call the Legacy staff at (210) 458-4462, or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org"INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA" SCHEDULE
Camp 1: June 13-June 17 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Camp 2: June 27-July 1 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Camp 3: July 11-July 15 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Camp 4: July 25-July 29 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Camp 5: Aug. 8-Aug. 12 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.
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