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Sherwood students ‘dig’ history

Students measure the location of the item found to graph the location on the chart.

Students measure the location of the item found to graph the location on the chart.

Shrewsbury – Rosemary Shamey’s sixth grade class (6 yellow) at the Sherwood Middle School participated in a “Mock Dig” Sept. 10.  Students took turns as diggers, scribers, sifters and bag taggers while exploring three levels of what would actually be on a real dig – Modern, Industrial Revolution and Colonial.  Students unearthed a variety of items including a cell phone, coins, china, thimbles and more.

Kimberley Connors-Hughes, a Harvard University-trained archaeologist and Mass Cultural Council Creative Teaching Partner, was in charge of the mock excavation.

Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey

The class poses for a photo with archaeologist Kimberley Connors-Hughes.

The class poses for a photo with archaeologist Kimberley Connors-Hughes.

Students are busy at the work site.

Students are busy at the work site.

Students work at the sifting station.

Students work at the sifting station.

 

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