(May 3, 2013) -- The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research is accepting applications for the weeklong 2013 Summer Archaeology Camps, "Bioarchaeology-Tales from Beyond the Grave," June 17-Aug. 16 on the UTSA Main Campus.
Campers will learn about bioarchaeology, the analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. Kids will learn about new and exciting research in bioarchaeology, and they will be introduced to cultural traditions from around the world.
Scheduled crafts and activities include making Egyptian canopic jars, creating mummy masks and exploring a mystery cemetery. Daily discussion topics will cover introductory archaeology, natural and man-made mummies, bizarre burials and the science of skeletons.
UTSA archaeologists will direct the camps with the assistance of summer interns. Parents are invited to join in the family fun by attending the last hour of each camp.
For the last 18 years, the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research has offered the Legacy: Hands on the Past outreach program. Legacy offers school presentations, laboratory tours, career day speakers and other services highlighting the CAR commitment to archaeological preservation and research.
The cost is $220 per camp, $200 for children of UTSA students, faculty and staff, and covers supplies, snacks and a t-shirt. Space is limited to 18 participants per weekly camp. To accommodate working parents, campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge.
Schedule for Bioarchaeology: Tales from Beyond the Grave
June 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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