More Presidio education comics posted. I’m not sure about the last one–should I just leave the thought balloons blank?
Click to enlarge the prints; there are four in all.
PS: I did not actually participate in this dig and am slightly baffled by the methodology, but that’s neither here nor there.
I attended a Project Archaeology workshop on Saturday and Sunday (10+ hours each day, including commute!) to train to become a local facilitator. This means that I will be certified to train local teachers on how to bring archaeology into their curriculum. This has become increasingly difficult with all the standards that were put into place with our favorite president, W, and his horrific “no child left behind” program. I’m not sure how often I will actually be hosting workshops, but it isn’t an awful thing to have on my resume, and the workbook has a lot of great exercises so we don’t have to keep re-inventing the wheel when we’re doing outreach.
Speaking of these exercises, I was struck by their very Americanist portrayal of stratigraphy:
I know it is an oversimplification, but the objects are independent of the stratigraphy–floating in space instead of respecting the ground layer they once sat on. I’d love to see the British equivalent–maybe I’ll hit up my favorite informant for visualizations from the Old World.
Also, note to self: FIND MORE MAMMOTH SKULLS.