• NCR Regional Archeology Program

    NCR Regional Archeology Program

    WashingtonD.C.

Themes in Time

With Themes in Time we will explore how everyday objects we all know have changed through the years — furniture, ceramics, bottles, and toys to name just a few. Over time these items break, get lost, or are discarded. Years later when archeologists recover these items they can make inferences about how we and our ancestors lived.

Children's Dishes
  • Playthings of the Past: Almost everyone can remember playing in the back yard or park with toy soldiers or a set of jacks and losing some of them in the grass. National Park Service archeologists have recovered numerous examples of lost or discarded toys. Learn more about these historical toys.