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Reclaiming Hanford
Summer 1995, vol. 8 (2)

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*  Feature articles

(photo) Students learn to survey a site.

"The experts told Fort Frederica staffers that 4th and 5th graders were too young to learn the complexities of archeology. They were wrong."

"Making Magic with Educational Partnerships," Ray Morris

*  What You Don't Know Can Hurt You by Joseph Flanagan

Every excavation is a gamble, but in more ways than you might expect. Somewhere between the first shovel and the final lab sample, a world of harm may befall you.

*  Reclaiming Hanford by Darby C. Stapp, Joy K. Woodruff, and Thomas E. Marceau

Thanks largely to its role in making nuclear weapons, Hanford, Washington--on the only stretch of the Columbia River not submerged by hydroelectric dams--has been protected by government security for the last 50 years. Why the significance of its archeological heritage goes beyond science.

*  Making Magic with Educational Partnerships by Ray Morris

By chance, circumstances presented Fort Frederica National Monument with what the great southern philosopher Pogo would call "an insurmountable opportunity." How 200 4th and 5th graders uncovered an archeological cache in the soil of the former English fort--and got a schooling in the process.