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MSU Archaeology Program Digs Up Family Fun

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Archaeology is a gateway to the past and it often helps us learn more about our history and culture.

This weekend the public will get to be real life archaeologists as they dig, sift and sort through real artifacts and record their own observations through MSU's new ‘Dig the Past' series.

The ‘edutainment' series' began last September and will continue into the year.

If you're looking for a hands-on educational activity for the entire family this weekend, the MSU Archaeology program is digging up quite the experience.

The creator, Adrianne Daggett, says "the idea of the program is to be as hands-on as possible while presenting real archaeological information and activities."
 
The series will also teach critical thinking, motor skills, basic scientific method, as well as identification of artifacts and basic sorting skills.

Families have the chance to rotate through seasonal or themed activities, like working with clay, learning to map, learning about bones and other evidence of people's diets.

‘Dig The Past' continues tomorrow February 22, March 22 and April 5. It runs from 1 - 3 p.m. and is free to the public.

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