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UTSA hosts 'Bioarchaeology: Tales from Beyond the Grave' summer camps

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UTSA Center for Archaeological Research staff member Nathan Heep discusses with camp participants the history behind an ancient artifact.

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(July 18, 2013) -- This week, the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research is welcoming kids ages 9-13 to the Main Campus to participate in "Bioarchaeology -- Tales from Beyond the Grave," the second of four weeklong summer camps.

Participants are learning about bioarchaeology, archaeological methods and the analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. The young students also are learning about new and exciting research in bioarchaeology and are being introduced to cultural traditions from around the world.

Xrafts and activities for campers have included making Egyptian jars, creating mummy masks and exploring a mystery cemetery. Daily discussion topics have covered introductory archaeology, natural and man-made mummies, bizarre burials and the science of skeletons.

Two more camps are scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16.

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.

>> For registration forms and camp details, visit the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research website. For more information, call 210-458-4462 or email carlegacy@utsa.edu.

For 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.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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