Bucks County Library

Dig into Reading

Jesse Walker, RPA, Senior Archaeologist at Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc.
Cranbury New Jersey (USA)

I prepared material for an upcoming simulated archaeological dig for children between the ages of 5 and 11. The event will be held at The Margaret R. Gundy Memorial Library in Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania (USA) on Thursday August 1, 2013 as part of Bucks County Library’s “Dig Into Reading” Summer Program. The simulated archaeological dig provides an opportunity for youth to experience the thrill of discovering ancient artifacts. Historic period artifacts and Native American artifacts are buried in dig boxes. Using trowels and other tools, the children uncover stone tools, broken earthenware, and other objects. The children complete artifact identification sheets, which are reviewed. This simulated archaeological dig was conducted during the Spring of 2013 for the Bristol Borough School District after-school program with great success.